區塊鏈追蹤食物來源 吃得安心

(文章於2018年11月29日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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消費者通常希望多取得食物的產品資料,了解自己吃的是甚麼。愛吃魚的芬蘭人,現在已能一路追蹤市面上的魚柳,查出魚從哪個湖泊捕來。

芬蘭零售合作社 S-Group 在今夏開始,測試他們的「梭鱸雷達」(Pike-perch radar)方案,提高食物鏈透明度,為客戶由源頭到貨架提供食品的全程路線資料。當地消費者可用「本地白魚柳」包裝上的二維碼,或登錄追蹤網站,追踪一條淡水梭子魚或鱸魚,查出牠的家鄉水域位置。

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IBM Breaks Records to Top U.S. Patent List for 25th Consecutive Year

IBM inventors received a record 9,043 patents in 2017 in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Blockchain, Cybersecurity and Quantum Computing.

This marks the company’s 25th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership and crossing the 100,000-patent milestone. The new patents were granted to a diverse group of more than 8,500 IBM researchers, engineers, scientists and designers in 47 different U.S. states and 47 countries.

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The full press release is available at: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/53581.wss