IBM, Beijing partner to reduce city smog

|By:, SA News Editor

IBM (IBM) will partner with Beijing - increasing the monitoring and forecasting capabilities of the Chinese capital to reduce its issues of severe smog. IBM aims to help the city through its collection of real-time emissions data and forecasting expertise, and to help it attain its 10-year Green Horizon initiative.

Beijing already has an alert system to predict heavy pollution days in advance, allowing it to shut schools and factories when needed, but residents say is not enough.