IBM on Tuesday unveil combine to produce a modeling of the global weather system, data from smart phones and airplanes, which he says hyper accurate local forecasts. called the system, the IBM Global high-resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System or GRAF, a prediction of a day created to upgrade with a resolution of 3 km per hour, or about 1.9 miles – a major update for many parts of the world . The company is the development of pitching GRAF be particularly useful in industries that depend on precise short-term weather forecasts, such as agriculture and transport, and particularly in countries with less sophisticated meteorological infrastructure. “This is the first introduction of crowdsourcing of data and for me it really is a new era of openness equivalent to what happens when we got satellite data in 1980,” says Mary Glackin, vice president of Business Solutions Weather in IBM. “Pressures Handy are the beginning of this, but you might imagine, the data from the vehicles, intelligent building to make it wearable in the future.” Weather Graf, with the location and atmospheric pressure data collected by smartphones with The Weather Channel App partially created. (IBM acquired the application along with the rest of The Weather Company, less the TV channel, 2016.) This collection of data to be opt-in, meaning that IBM is betting that at least some of the world’s smartphone 2.5 billion users will be willing to share some of their most sensitive information with him. This is a gamble, especially at a time when most people the amount of information that rethink them toward technology companies. In fact, you can take his good break reasons. The city of Los Angeles on Thursday lawsuit against The Weather Company, arguing that it benefits them and divided by information from The Weather Channel App. IBM has denied wrongdoing. “The time has always been transparent society with the use of location data, the information is completely right, and we will vigorously defend” the company said in a statement about the lawsuit. More weather applications have faced questions about the management of information on the user’s location. However, IBM does not require support that user GRAF data crunching predictions for access creates; They are the companies websites and applications are available in a range for all users. And despite recent missteps of technology companies such as Facebook, technology users were willing to exchange their personal information to a service as they deem necessary. To help improve the weather could fall into this category of course – as long as IBM is careful users to process sensitive data on images Copyright Anthony Wallace AFP / Getty Images.