IBM teams up with the Beijing government to tackle its pollution problem

Posted on by Jason Li

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From a Quartz article by Gwynn Guilford:

IBM plans to improve the quality of data by installing its latest generation of optical sensors, incorporating meteorological satellite data and running that through its artificial-intelligence computing system (a.k.a. Watson, that computer that trounced humans on Jeopardy). The visual maps it generates will identify the source and dispersal pattern…

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How Memes and Infographics Are Driving the Push for Clean Air

Posted on by An Xiao Mina

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One netizen's photo post showed the air at different times of the day and week.
One netizen's photo post showed the air at different times of the day and week.

Any foreigner who’s visited a Chinese city notices it right away.  It’s one of the most dominant memories of the main cityscapes I’ve witnessed across China, from Hong Kong to Chonqging to Shanghai to Beijing.  Smog.  And lots…

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