IBM’s Watson is one of the smartest computer systems on the planet: its advanced artificial intelligence can answer natural language questions thanks to its ability to analyze huge amounts of data quickly and efficiently. Watson even managed to conquer Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings a few years ago on TV. Now, IBM wants to put Watson to work for you, in your smartphone. The company recently announced a competition for mobile developers, challenging them to create new cloud-based apps using Watson’s technology.
IBM’s idea is to use cognitive computing to create the future of cloud-based smartphone applications. With so much data now living in the cloud, IBM believes that systems like Watson are necessary for sorting through all that data and using it effectively.
The above story is based on materials provided by Imperial College dvice, Robin Burks.