What’s a fractal?
Just one of the main building blocks of the universe. Known as ‘God’s thumbprint,’ these simple math formulas reveal the intricate recursive patterns found within nature, yet still remain one of science’s best-kept secrets. Follow along as we explore the contours, curiosities and creator of this beautiful wonder of the computer age.
"A fractal is a way of seeing infinity." —Benoit B. Mandelbrot
Meet the Fellows
Watson, the decision whisperer
At the rate you hear the words ‘big data’ and ‘analytics’ thrown around these days, you might think everyone was using them. And sadly you’d be wrong. In reality, most business folks leave insights out of their decisions because the tools to extract them are too complicated. Here’s a new name to drop. IBM Watson Analytics. Using natural language and a keyboard, anyone can go mining data for instant insights. Just ask your question and Watson can help guide you through answers. No fancy statistics degree required. Get the scoop →
Questions, prepare to meet answers.
Indecision could soon be on the endangered list. Watson Analytics is bringing a new breakthrough cognitive service to take on big data. Got a keyboard and a web connection? Just ask your question and out comes the insight for better decision-making. No fancy statistics language required. Get the scoop →
The lights are out. The stands are empty. The trophies are awarded. But the music lives on. Listen to the full collection of music made with tennis data here→ Mic drop.
You’ve got a front row seat to the concert on the IBM Cloud. Hear IBM and James Murphy turn real-time US Open match data into music, streaming live as the tournament heads into the quarterfinals. Listen now →
You know what tennis sounds like. You know what game stats look like. Now IBM and musician James Murphy are teaming up to explore the rhythms of tennis data. Together, we’re turning real-time match stats into music. If you’d like to be serenaded by the sweet, soothing sounds of sports data (or if you’re just looking for some awesome new jams), stick around as we rock out on IBMblr and hear the music here →
Honey, I shrunk the supercomputer
Supercomputing power that once filled a room now fits in a postage stamp-sized chip. Just as amazing is what these chips can do. Take SyNAPSE, IBM’s tiny new neurosynaptic chip. By emulating our brain’s computing efficiency, these little wonders mean big gains for small sensor-equipped devices. Like a tumbleweed-like robot that can roll around disaster zones on search and rescue missions, or glasses that give the blind a new way to navigate their surroundings. Lots of good things come in this small package…just remember where you put it.