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IBM’s Watson makes US Open debut

September 2nd, 2016

IBM’s Watson computing platform is holding court — cognitive court that is, in the platform’s U.S. Open tennis debut this year. It’s the centerpiece for IBM’s first fan-facing activation in at least a decade; but Watson, well known for beating human champions in chess and on Jeopardy, is not only serving up cognitive insights for …

IBM Watson AI Robot Hilton Hotels

Watson-powered robot mans concierge position at Hilton Hotel

March 11th, 2016

Remember Watson? It’s the artificially intelligent computer from IBM that can beat Jeopardy champions and is used in cancer-related research. Well, it turns out the computer is smart enough to also man the concierge station at a Hilton Hotels, where a tiny robot will give guests directions and make recommendations to improve their stays.

IBM Watson Trend App Black Friday

IBM has developed the ultimate Black Friday shopping assistant

November 18th, 2015

Over the past few weeks, you’ve been inundated with news about Thanksgiving, Christmas and Black Friday sales events. It can be overwhelming, but thanks to IBM’s new Watson Trend app, you can begin planning your shopping excursions based on which items you need to pick up first, before anything on your list sells out.

IBM Watson DNA Cancer Treatment

The computer that beat Jeopardy! champions will now help treat cancer

May 7th, 2015

It’s becoming increasingly clear that by looking at a patient’s DNA data with help of modern computers, physicians will be able to better adapt treatments for all sorts of complex diseases. A new Reuters report reveals that cancer treatments might soon see huge improvements with help of one such computer, IBM’s Watson, which is a machine …

IBM Watson Revenue

The smartest computer in the world has been a huge disappointment

January 8th, 2014

IBM’s famous Watson supercomputer might be able to pummel the competition at Jeopardy, but the intelligent computer isn’t exactly a champion when it comes to generating revenue. In a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, the paper says that IBM CEO Virginia Rometty projected on a conference call this past October that Watson will generate …

IBM Watson Developer API

IBM’s Watson will soon do much more than beat people in Jeopardy

November 14th, 2013

The days of IBM’s Watson supercomputer being satisfied with being a Jeopardy champion are over. IBM announced on Thursday that it is creating a cloud-based open platform for Watson that it hopes will “enable a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson’s cognitive computing intelligence.” Among the …

IBM Watson Smartphone Apps

Look out, Siri – IBM’s Watson coming soon to smartphones

May 21st, 2013

IBM spoke of shrinking its intelligent supercomputer Watson down to smartphone size last summer, and now it appears that the company is getting close to achieving that goal. Watson, which gained notoriety by famously trouncing two champions on Jeopardy, will not initially come to smartphones as a stand-alone app like Siri or Google Now, though it could …