IBM 5 in 5: AI-Powered robot microscopes will help save our oceans
Oceans are vast—and vastly complicated. They’re difficult to study, as even the most technologically advanced sensors struggle to analyze such a complex ecosystem. But over the next five years, IBM is working to tap the help of tiny little creatures—plankton—whose changes in behavior can point to hard-to-spot changes in the environment. IBM researchers are building a real-time network of autonomous microscopes that will monitor ocean plankton—the more data they collect, the better they’ll be able to predict threats like red tides. And in the future, AI technology can equip these microscopes to report abnormalities in real time. It’s a microscopic innovation with a massive effect.
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June 12, 2018 at 06:45PM