Based in Armonk, NY, IBM at its flagship tech conference will demonstrate how Blockchain can prevent food from going to waste, how technology can map the microbiome of bad bacteria and how Artificial Intelligence-enable microsensors can find out food pathogens at home. The tech conference, called IBM Think 2019, where the company is addressing the issue of hunger and will display how scientists working on solutions to the global food crisis, as the company said.
According to the company’s report, by showcasing the innovative technologies, IBM wants to make the innovation easily reached to the individuals by distilling it down to its core essentials. Further, the report noted the population that is predicted to reach 8 billion marks in the next 5 years. Therefore, the company has recognized that to nosh such a huge number of people that it requires to develop crop yields and make sure that epidemics destroying waste can be restrained. The tech giant presently working on ways to develop a safety net to seize and thwart pathogens, also with on techniques to keep plastic out of the landfills and oceans, the report added. The team of scientists will also present some of the predictions to prevent a food crisis, which includes Technology will be utilized to digitize the quality of the soil, skills of the workforce and the costs of everyday goods. After that, AI-based solutions will be implemented to dig out actionable insights from the data like predicting crop yields that could support financial institutions to offer credit more safely.
The company claimed that Blockchain technology could eliminate the unknown costs in the food supply chain. Additionally, it will work on mapping the microbiome of a few bacterial strains, whose genetic structures will be assessed. By utilizing Big Data, the analysis could provide signs of characteristics of bacteria like which bacteria are good or which are bad for human use. The report further added the company predictions that AI sensors would be installed in all devices including cell phones and food processors.