IBM's 5 in 5: Life-Changing Advances in Education, Health Care

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2014-01-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IBM has released its latest five in five predictions of five innovations the software, systems and services giant expects will change our lives in the next five years. Big Blue officials said the latest IBM 5 in 5, the eighth annual list to date, explores the idea that everything will learn—driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with people in a more natural and personalized way. Enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together, these innovations are beginning to emerge—with the appropriate privacy and security considerations—for consumers, citizens, students and patients. Over time, these computers will get smarter and more customized through interactions with data, devices and people, helping humans take on what may have been seen as unsolvable problems by using all the information that surrounds us and bringing the right insight or suggestion to our fingertips right when it's most needed, IBM said. A new era in computing will lead to breakthroughs that will amplify human abilities, assist us in making good choices, look out for us and help us navigate our world in powerful new ways.

 
 
 
  • IBM's 5 in 5: Life-Changing Advances in Education, Health Care

    by Darryl K. Taft The IBM 5 in 5 is based on market and societal trends as well as emerging technologies from IBM's Research labs around the world that can make these transformations possible.
    1 - IBM's 5 in 5: Life-Changing Advances in Education, Health Care
  • Prediction 1: In Five Years, the Classroom Will Learn You

    In five years, the classroom of the future will learn about each student over the course of their education, helping students master the skills critical to meeting their goals.
    2 - Prediction 1: In Five Years, the Classroom Will Learn You
  • The Future Classroom Will Cater to Each Student Individually

    A system fueled by sophisticated analytics over the cloud will help teachers predict students who are most at risk and their roadblocks, and then suggest measures to help students overcome their challenges.
    3 - The Future Classroom Will Cater to Each Student Individually
  • Using Analytics to Help Math Students

    In five years, the classroom of the future will learn about each student, helping them master the skills critical to meeting their goals using personalized curriculum. This innovation is part of IBM's 5 in 5. Here, IBM Director of Education Transformation Chalapathy Neti points to an assessment of a student's math performance at IBM Research headquarters.
    4 - Using Analytics to Help Math Students
  • Prediction 2: In Five Years, Buying Local Will Beat Online

    In five years, buying local will become du jour once again. Savvy retailers will use the immediacy of the physical store and proximity to customers to create experiences that cannot be replicated by online-only retail.
    5 - Prediction 2: In Five Years, Buying Local Will Beat Online
  • Bringing the Web to the Shopper

    Local retailers will magnify the digital experience by bringing the Web right to where the shopper can physically touch it or with the instant gratification of same-day delivery.
    6 - Bringing the Web to the Shopper
  • Prediction 3: In Five Years, Doctors Will Routinely Use Your DNA to Keep You Well

    In five years, computers will help doctors understand how a tumor affects a patient down to their DNA and present a collective set of medications shown to best attack the cancer, while reducing the time it takes to find the right treatment for a patient from weeks and months to days and minutes.
    7 - Prediction 3: In Five Years, Doctors Will Routinely Use Your DNA to Keep You Well
  • Cognitive Systems Play a Role

    Cloud-based cognitive systems will make personalized medicine a reality.
    8 - Cognitive Systems Play a Role
  • DNA Research at IBM

    Here, Director of Computational Biology Ajay Royyuru points to a drawing of the chemical formula for DNA at IBM Research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. In five years, cloud-based cognitive computers will routinely help doctors use DNA data to provide effective, tailored oncology treatments. The advanced systems will cull through medical literature, clinical records and genomic information to present a set of medications shown to best attack an individual patient's cancer cells, making personalized medicine available at a scale and speed never before possible.
    9 - DNA Research at IBM
  • Prediction 4: In Five Years, a Digital Guardian Will Protect You Online

    In five years, security is going to become more agile and contextual based on a 360 degree of an individual's data, devices and applications. A digital guardian will have your back, trained to focus on the people and items it is entrusted with, so it can make inferences about what's normal or reasonable activity and what's not, ready to spot deviations that could be precursors to an attack and a stolen identity.
    10 - Prediction 4: In Five Years, a Digital Guardian Will Protect You Online
  • Passwords Losing Their Place

    With time, security will become less dependent on rules, like passwords, and become more agile and based on who we are and what we care about.
    11 - Passwords Losing Their Place
  • Prediction 5: In Five Years, the City Will Help You Live in It

    In five years, smarter cities will understand in real time how billions of events occur as computers learn to understand what people need, what they like, what they do and how they move from place to place.
    12 - Prediction 5: In Five Years, the City Will Help You Live in It
  • Mobile Devices as Enablers

    Mobile devices and social engagement will enable citizens to strike up a relationship with their city leaders so their voices will be heard not only on election day, but every day.
    13 - Mobile Devices as Enablers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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