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IBM 5 in 5

IBM 5 in 5

Launched in 2006, IBM’s 5 in 5 has become a hallmark event as the calendar flips from one year to the next.  Each December, IBM unveils the 5 in 5 -- five predictions about how technology innovations will change the way we work, live and play within the next five years.  The 5 in 5 is based on market and societal trends, and the ideas come from the thousands of biologists, engineers, mathematicians and medical physicians in our Research labs around the world -- IBM has the world's largest industrial research organization.

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17 Dec 2013 IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives within Five Years

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  • IBM 5 in 5: Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives within Five Years

    IBM 5 in 5: Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives within Five Years

    Date added: 17 Dec 2013

    Director of Computational Biology Ajay Royyuru points to a drawing of the chemical formula for DNA at IBM Research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, NY, Tuesday, December 17, 2013. 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 the individual patient's cancer cells, making personalized medicine available at a scale and speed never before possible. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: The Classroom Will Learn You

    IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: The Classroom Will Learn You

    Date added: 17 Dec 2013

    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. A system fueled by sophisticated analytics over the cloud will help teachers predict students who are most at risk, their roadblocks, and then suggest measures to help students overcome their challenges. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: Buying Local Will Beat Online

    IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: Buying Local Will Beat Online

    Date added: 17 Dec 2013

    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. They will magnify the digital experience by bringing the web right to where the shopper can physically touch it or the instant gratification of same-day delivery. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: Doctors Will Routinely Use Your DNA To Keep You Well

    IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: Doctors Will Routinely Use Your DNA To Keep You Well

    Date added: 17 Dec 2013

    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. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: A Digital Guardian Will Protect You Online

    IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: A Digital Guardian Will Protect You Online

    Date added: 17 Dec 2013

    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. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: The City Will Help You Live In It

    IBM 5 in 5 Storymap: The City Will Help You Live In It

    Date added: 17 Dec 2013

    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. 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. (Credit: IBM)


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Fiona Doherty
IBM Media Relations
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Fabienne Dawson
IBM Media Relations
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