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The Watson Group on red couch In the three years since its triumph on the television quiz show Jeopardy!. IBM has advanced Watson from a game playing innovation into a commercial technology. Now delivered from the cloud and able to power new consumer and enterprise services and apps, Watson is 24 times faster, smarter with a 2,400 percent improvement in performance, and 90 percent smaller – IBM has shrunk Watson from the size of a master bedroom to three stacked pizza boxes.

Named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, IBM Watson was developed in IBM’s Research labs. Using natural language processing and analytics, Watson processes information akin to how people think, representing a major shift in an organization’s ability to quickly analyze, understand and respond to Big Data. Watson’s ability to answer complex questions posed in natural language with speed, accuracy and confidence is transforming decision making across a variety of industries.

Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information more like a human than a computer—by understanding natural language, generating hypotheses based on evidence, and learning as it goes. And learn it does. Watson “gets smarter” in three ways: by being taught by its users, by learning from prior interactions, and by being presented with new information. This means organizations can more fully understand and use the data that surrounds them, and use that data to make better decisions.

IBM Watson has come a long way from its Jeopardy! roots, establishing itself at the forefront of a new era – the third era – of computing that is transforming business and society. Today, hundreds of clients and partners across six continents, 25 countries, and 12 industries have projects underway with Watson. Watson is revolutionizing how medicine is taught, researched, practiced, and paid for; is transforming how businesses interact and engage with customers; and accelerating scientific research and discovery.

For instance, the three top-ranked US News and World Report for Health 2014-2015 hospitals in cancer care are working with Watson -- Memorial Sloan Kettering, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Mayo Clinic. IBM is also working with the Cleveland Clinic and New York Genome Center in to accelerate the adoption of genomic based medicine, leveraging Watson to identify patterns in genome sequencing and medical data to unlock insights that will help clinicians bring the promise of genomic medicine to their patients. And with Pathway Genomics’ new app, announced in November 2014, Watson can provide personalized options to help users and their physician make informed decisions about living a healthier life.

In May 2013 with the launch of the Watson Engagement Advisor, Watson enabled businesses to forge more meaningful relationships with customers than previously possible. Delivered through cloud-delivered services and online chat sessions, IBM Watson empowers a brand's customer service agents to provide fast, data-driven answers. IBM is working with top brands who are exploring how Watson can help them engage customers, including USAA, Genesys, DBS Bank (Singapore), Deakin University and ANZ (Australia) and Metropolitan Health (South Africa).

Since its commercialization, IBM has made significant Watson advancements with developers, businesses, and consumers in mind. In November 2013, IBM announced it would make Watson available as a development platform in the cloud, enabling software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with cognitive computing intelligence. This includes the Watson Developer Cloud: a cloud-hosted marketplace where application providers can tap into resources for developing Watson-powered apps, including Watson's API.

In January 2014, IBM announced a $1 billion investment to establish the new Watson Group, including $100 million dedicated to venture investments to support start-ups who are building cognitive apps through the Watson Developer Cloud.  Since the launch of the Watson Ecosystem, more than 2000 businesses and entrepreneurs have applied, seeking to build a new generation of cognitive apps. In addition, IBM launched the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, a first of its kind program to encourage developers around the world to build sophisticated cognitive apps that can change the way consumers and businesses interact with data on their mobile devices.

In 2014, over one dozen Watson business partners have gone to market with powered-by-Watson apps that aim to transform the way businesses interact with each other and with consumers – from better managing health and enriching the customer experience, to enabling new research and education. The power of Watson is also inspiring a new class of business. For example, entrepreneur Terry Jones, the founder of Travelocity and founding chairman of Kayak.com, is launching WayBlazer, a new travel company powered by Watson. WayBlazer uses the cognitive intellect of Watson to engage, learn, and advise users through a visual and natural language interface to create the best travel experience. Watson powered apps are also available from RedAnt to transform how consumers shop, from MD Buyline to help hospitals procure devices, and from Welltok to enable health plans to engage their members.   

IBM is bringing Watson to the masses. Watson Group and USAA are collaborating on the first ever consumer facing application to assist military personnel transitioning out of service; IBM recently introduced Watson Analytics, a freemium offering, bringing analytics and natural language processes to line of business users; and Bon Appetit and Watson are bringing the power of cognitive computing to consumer food enthusiasts. And, in the world’s first research collaboration to leverage cognitive technologies to transform the oil and gas industry, IBM and Repsol are jointly developing two prototype cognitive applications specifically designed to augment Repsol’s strategic decision making in the optimization of oil reservoir production and in the acquisition of new oil fields.

In August 2014, IBM announced a major advancement in Watson's cognitive computing ability with Watson Discovery Advisor – a first of a kind system that can visually reveal patterns and pinpoint connections in data to accelerate the discovery process. Watson Discovery Advisor allows scientists and researchers to discover and act upon new patterns and connection in disparate data, helping solve questions without known answers. The Watson Discovery Advisor is being used cross numerous industries including financial services, customer service, retail, law enforcement, education and life sciences. Already, the group announced that several new healthcare and life sciences groups are enlisting Watson to speed up discovery including Baylor College of Medicine, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi. Also, by equipping users with the information and analytics capabilities which can help them to deliver better performance and real-time results, Watson Explorer has enabled hundreds of customers to connect with their data, build information-centric applications and helped them to improve the quality and speed of their decision making.

Today, IBM and Watson are doubling down on Silicon Alley, fueling a new ecosystem of developers, academics and VCs,  all poised to take advantage of the rich local resources available to continue develop a new market of cognitive systems and apps . The Watson Group, headquartered 51 Astor Place in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” technology hub, will leverage the talents of approximately 2,000 professionals in New York and around the globe, whose goal is to design, develop and accelerate the adoption of Watson technologies to transform industries and professions. For entrepreneurs and start-ups, the Watson Group headquarters will provide a business incubator offering the technology, tools and talent to create and launch new products and businesses based on Watson's cloud-delivered cognitive intelligence and continue to establish Watson as the world leader in cognitive computing.

 

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IBM Senior Vice President Mike Rhodin demonstrates a Watson cloud service at IBM Research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, NY, announced on Thurs., January 9, 2014. Mr. Rhodin will lead the IBM Watson Group, a new IBM business unit headquartered in the heart of New York City's Silicon Alley that will develop products and collaborate with start-ups on cloud-based cognitive apps and services powered by Watson. The IBM Watson Group will focus on R&D and commercialization of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning and discover answers to complex questions by analyzing massive amounts of Big Data. IBM will invest more than $1 billion in the unit, including $100 million in venture investments to support an ecosystem of entrepreneurs developing Watson-powered apps. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service)

New York, NY/January 9, 2014/FPSnewswire -- IBM employees at the company's offices in New York City discuss next-generation Watson cloud apps that will be developed by the IBM Watson Group, a new IBM business unit headquartered in the heart of New York City's Silicon Alley, on Thurs., January 9, 2014. The Watson Group will develop products and collaborate with start-ups on cloud-based cognitive apps and services powered by Watson. The Watson Group will focus on R&D and commercialization of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning and discover answers to complex questions by analyzing massive amounts of Big Data. IBM will invest more than $1 billion in the unit, including $100 million in venture investments to support an ecosystem of entrepreneurs developing Watson-powered apps. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service)

 

 

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To view the Flickr set - IBM Makes the Grade, click here.

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News releases
Date Title
12 Nov 2014 IBM Watson Group Invests in Pathway Genomics to Help Personalize Consumer Health
29 Oct 2014 IBM and Cleveland Clinic Use Watson to Advance Genomic Research for Cancer Care Pilot
07 Oct 2014 IBM Watson Accelerates Global Expansion
07 Oct 2014 IBM Unveils New Start Ups and Ecosystem Partners Delivering Watson-Powered Apps in the Cloud
07 Oct 2014 Digital Travel Pioneer Terry Jones Launches WayBlazer, Powered by IBM Watson
16 Sep 2014 IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone
08 Sep 2014 Mayo Clinic and IBM Task Watson to Improve Clinical Trial Research
28 Aug 2014 IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries
23 Jul 2014 USAA and IBM Join Forces to Serve Military Members
30 Jun 2014 IBM Watson and Bon Appétit Team on New App That Transforms How We Cook
03 Jun 2014 IBM Announces Watson Mobile Developer Challenge Winners
07 May 2014 Seven of the Nation’s Leading Technology Institutions Unveil Cognitive Computing Courses Leveraging IBM Watson
22 Apr 2014 IBM Watson Group Invests in Fluid to Transform the Consumer Shopping Experience
19 Mar 2014 The New York Genome Center and IBM Watson Group Announce Collaboration to Advance Genomic Medicine
26 Feb 2014 IBM Challenges Mobile Developers to Bring the Power of Watson to the Palm of Your Hand
12 Feb 2014 Welltok Raises $22 Million in Series C Funding, Including IBM Investment to Fuel Watson-Powered Health App
09 Jan 2014 IBM Forms New Watson Group to Meet Growing Demand for Cognitive Innovations
09 Jan 2014 DBS Bank Engages IBM’s Watson to Achieve Next Generation Client Experience
09 Jan 2014 IBM Watson Group Unveils Cloud-Delivered Watson Services to Transform Industrial R&D, Visualize Big Data Insights and Fuel Analytics Exploration
14 Nov 2013 IBM Watson’s Next Venture: Fueling New Era of Cognitive Apps Built in the Cloud by Developers
18 Oct 2013 MD Anderson Taps IBM Watson to Power "Moon Shots" Mission Aimed at Ending Cancer, Starting with Leukemia
15 Oct 2013 IBM Research Unveils Two New Watson Related Projects from Cleveland Clinic Collaboration
21 May 2013 IBM Watson At Your Service: New Watson Breakthrough Transforms How Brands Engage Today's Connected Consumers
24 Apr 2013 Analytics Heads to Graduate School at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
08 Feb 2013 IBM Watson Hard At Work: New Breakthroughs Transform Quality Care for Patients
30 Jan 2013 IBM's Watson to Join Research Team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
30 Oct 2012 Cleveland Clinic and IBM Work to Advance Watson’s Use in the Medical Training Field
23 Oct 2012 IBM Announces Student Winners of Watson Case Competition from Cornell University
07 Sep 2012 Michigan State University to Introduce Students to Analytics and Big Data Using IBM Watson
17 May 2012 First Academic Case Competition Proposes Novel Ways to Put IBM Watson to Work
22 Mar 2012 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, IBM to Collaborate in Applying Watson Technology to Help Oncologists
05 Mar 2012 Citi and IBM Enter Exploratory Agreement on Use of Watson Technologies
01 Mar 2012 IBM Forms Watson Healthcare Advisory Board
18 Nov 2011 Jeopardy! Winnings Spur IBM and Scripps Research Institute Collaboration to Fight Against Malaria
17 Nov 2011 IBM Watson Visits Stanford and UC Berkeley to Engage the Next Generation of Leaders
31 Oct 2011 IBM Watson Heads to Harvard, MIT to Explore Future of Technology in Business
12 Sep 2011 WellPoint and IBM Announce Agreement to Put Watson to Work in Health Care
29 Aug 2011 IBM and Jeopardy! Relive History with Encore Presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge
30 Mar 2011 IBM Watson Goes to School to Engage Next Generation of Innovators
17 Feb 2011 IBM to Collaborate with Nuance to Apply IBM’s "Watson" Analytics Technology to Healthcare
11 Feb 2011 IBM Announces Eight Universities Contributing to the Watson Computing System's Development
13 Jan 2011 Jeopardy! And IBM Announce Charities To Benefit From Watson Competition
14 Dec 2010 IBM’s “Watson” Computing System to Challenge All Time Greatest Jeopardy! Champions
27 Apr 2009 IBM Developing Computing System to Challenge Humans on America’s Favorite Quiz Show, Jeopardy!

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  • IBM Watson Accelerates Global Expansion

    IBM Watson Accelerates Global Expansion

    Date added: 08 Oct 2014

    On Tuesday, October 7, IBM Watson Group Senior Vice President Mike Rhodin demonstrates Watson at work in its Client Experience Center at its new global headquarters at 51 Astor Place in New York City's Silicon Alley. Watson is a groundbreaking platform that represents a new era of computing based on its ability to interact in natural language, process vast amounts of Big Data to uncover new patterns and insights, and learn from each interaction. (Courtesy Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Unveils New Start Ups and Partners Delivering Watson-Powered Apps in the Cloud

    IBM Unveils New Start Ups and Partners Delivering Watson-Powered Apps in the Cloud

    Date added: 08 Oct 2014

    On Tuesday, October 7, in New York City, IBM Watson Group Senior Vice President Mike Rhodin and travel entrepreneur Terry Jones attend the opening of IBM Watson's global headquarters in New York City's Silicon Alley. Terry Jones is launching a new company powered by Watson called WayBlazer that will transform the travel planning experience. (Courtesy Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • Watson Global Headquarters Opens for Business in NYC's Silicon Alley

    Watson Global Headquarters Opens for Business in NYC's Silicon Alley

    Date added: 08 Oct 2014

    On Tuesday, October 7, IBM Watson Group Vice President, Client Experience Centers, Ed Harbour opens the IBM Watson global headquarters in New York City's Silicon Alley. (Courtesy Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Debuts Analytics for Everyone

    IBM Debuts Analytics for Everyone

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    At an event at the Westin Hotel in New York City, IBM Big Data and Analytics Vice president Inhi Cho Suh demonstrates Watson Analytics, a new cloud service the company launched today that is powered by IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology. Watson Analytics allows non-technical professionals in marketing, sales, finance and human resources roles to make more informed business decisions by analyzing huge volumes of data using familiar business terms instead of technical jargon. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM Debuts Analytics for Everyone

    IBM Debuts Analytics for Everyone

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    At an event at the Westin Hotel in New York City, IBM Big Data and Analytics Vice president Inhi Cho Suh demonstrates Watson Analytics, a new cloud service the company launched today that is powered by IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology. Watson Analytics allows non-technical professionals in marketing, sales, finance and human resources roles to make more informed business decisions by analyzing huge volumes of data using familiar business terms instead of technical jargon. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • Which DEALS are likely to close?

    Easy, Instant Access to Your Data

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    Business professionals can quickly understand and make decisions based on Watson Analytics’ data-driven visualizations. For example, a marketing executive can ask a question, and immediately discover through cloud-delivered data visualizations what sales are most likely to close by region. (Credit: IBM)

  • What Predicts Purchase Made?

    Hit the Bullseye with Watson Analytics

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    By automating data preparation, predictive analysis, and visual storytelling, business professionals across data intensive disciplines like sales and marketing can ask the right questions and get results in terms familiar to their business with Watson Analytics. (Credit: IBM)

  • What is the Breakdown of Sales by Region and Brand?

    Powerful Predictive Analytics for Everyone

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    Watson Analytics uses predictive analytics to automatically surface the most relevant facts and uncover unforeseen patterns and relationships. This process can spark new questions and better insight, directing users to variables or parts of their business that matter most. (Credit: IBM)

  • What Do You Want To Know?

    What do you want to know? Ask and You'll get the Answer.

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    Watson Analytic uses natural language, which means business professionals across data intensive disciplines such as marketing, sales, finance, operations and human resources can ask the right questions and get results in terms familiar to their business. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM Watson Transforms R&D Discoveries with Data

    IBM Watson Transforms R&D Discoveries with Data

    Date added: 28 Aug 2014

    Scott Spangler, Principal Data Scientist, IBM Watson Innovations, demonstrates how IBM Watson cognitive technology can now visually display connections in scientific literature and drug information. In this image, Watson displays protein pathways that can help researchers accelerate scientific breakthroughs by spotting linkages that were previously undetected. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • USAA and IBM Watson to Serve Transitioning Military Members

    USAA and IBM Watson to Serve Transitioning Military Members

    Date added: 23 Jul 2014

    Two active U.S.  military members "Ask Watson" separation related questions as they prepare to transition to civilian life. IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor will answer military separation-related questions on topics such as job searching, home purchasing, military benefits and more. IBM and USAA are working together to redefine how a digital assistant that interacts, learns and gains value over time can create exceptional digital experiences. (Credit USAA)

  • IBM and Bon Appétit Magazine Debut New Cooking App Powered by IBM's Watson

    IBM and Bon Appétit Magazine Debut New Cooking App Powered by IBM's Watson

    Date added: 30 Jun 2014

    At the Bon Appétit (www.bonappetit.com) Kitchen in New York City, IBM Distinguished Engineer Steve Abrams (left) and Bon Appétit Senior Food Editor Dawn Perry interact with Chef Watson with Bon Appétit, a new culinary app for home cooks on Monday, June 30, 2014. The new app, powered by the cognitive computing technology behind IBM's Watson system which prevailed on Jeopardy! and Bon Appétit’s 9,000 recipes and culinary knowledge, allows home cooks to  create entirely new recipes based on novel combinations of flavors and textures that have never been conceived. IBM is applying the same cognitive technology behind Chef Watson to reinvent how discoveries are made in other fields, including healthcare, financial services and retail. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson NYGC for Wire

    IBM's Watson to Help Unlock Life-saving Insights from Cancer Patient DNA

    Date added: 19 Mar 2014

    New York, NY/March 19, 2014 - Dr. Robert Darnell (left), CEO of the New York Genome Center, and Dr. Ajay Royyuru, Director of the IBM Computational Biology Center (right) discuss how IBM's Watson will be used to make sense of vast amounts of genetic sequencing data and medical information to identify personalized treatments for cancer patients, at an event at the New York Genome Center in New York City on March 19, 2014. IBM and NYGC will soon begin testing a Watson prototype designed specifically for genomic research to help oncologists deliver unique, customized cancer treatments according to an individual patient's DNA. Photo Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM.

  • IBM Mike Rhodin with Watson

    IBM Forms New Watson Group to Meet Growing Demand for Cognitive Innovations

    Date added: 09 Jan 2014

    IBM Senior Vice President Mike Rhodin demonstrates a Watson cloud service at IBM Research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, NY, announced on Thurs., January 9, 2014. Mr. Rhodin will lead the IBM Watson Group, a new IBM business unit headquartered in the heart of New York City's Silicon Alley that will develop products and collaborate with start-ups on cloud-based cognitive apps and services powered by Watson. The IBM Watson Group will focus on R&D and commercialization of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning and discover answers to complex questions by analyzing massive amounts of Big Data. IBM will invest more than $1 billion in the unit, including $100 million in venture investments to support an ecosystem of entrepreneurs developing Watson-powered apps. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service)

  • IBM Watson Group on red couch

    IBM Watson Group Unveils Cloud-Delivered Watson Services

    Date added: 09 Jan 2014

    New York, NY/January 9, 2014/FPSnewswire -- IBM employees at the company's offices in New York City discuss next-generation Watson cloud apps that will be developed by the IBM Watson Group, a new IBM business unit headquartered in the heart of New York City's Silicon Alley, on Thurs., January 9, 2014. The Watson Group will develop products and collaborate with start-ups on cloud-based cognitive apps and services powered by Watson. The Watson Group will focus on R&D and commercialization of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning and discover answers to complex questions by analyzing massive amounts of Big Data. IBM will invest more than $1 billion in the unit, including $100 million in venture investments to support an ecosystem of entrepreneurs developing Watson-powered apps. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service)

  • IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem

    IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem of Developers for Building Cognitive Apps in the Cloud

    Date added: 11 Nov 2013

    Jeff Margolis, CEO, Welltok and Brooke Aguilar, VP, Global Business Development, Products Team, Fluid discuss their companies' new "Powered by Watson" apps. A pioneer in the emerging field of Social Health Management, Welltok has developed an app that will create Intelligent Health Itineraries for consumers. These personalized itineraries, sponsored by health plans, health systems and health retailers, will include tailored activities, relevant content and condition management programs, and will reward users for engaging in healthy behaviors. Consumers who use Welltok's app -- CaféWell Concierge powered by IBM Watson – will participate in conversations about their health with Watson. By leveraging Watson's ability to learn from every interaction, the app will offer insights tailored to each individual’s health needs. (Credit: Jack Plunkett, Feature Photo Service)

  • IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem

    IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem of Developers for Building Cognitive Apps in the Cloud

    Date added: 12 Nov 2013

    Douglas Taylor, VP Products, MD Buyline discusses MD Buyline's new Powered by IBM Watson application. This provider of supply chain solutions for hospitals and healthcare systems has developed an app to allow clinical and financial users to make real-time, informed decisions to improve quality, value, outcomes and patient satisfaction. Hippocrates powered by IBM Watson will provide users with access to a helpful research assistant that provides fast, evidence based recommendations from a wealth of data, to ensure medical organizations are making the best decisions for their physicians' and patients' needs. (Credit: Jack Plunkett, Feature Photo Service)

  • IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem

    IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem of Developers for Building Cognitive Apps in the Cloud

    Date added: 12 Nov 2013

    Brooke Aguilar, VP, Global Business Development, Products Team, Fluid, demonstrates her company's Powered by Watson application. Fluid, which builds online shopping experiences for retail businesses to drive customer engagement and conversion, has developed the Fluid Expert Personal Shopper powered by IBM Watson. The app calls upon Watson's ability to understand the nuances of human language and uncover answers from Big Data. Consumers who use Fluid's app will interact with rich media and dialogue with Watson, as their newfound “cognitive, expert personal shopper.” The Fluid app incorporates the information users share and questions they ask to help them make smart, satisfying purchases by putting the most knowledgeable sales associate in the hands of consumers, every time. (Credit: Jack Plunkett, Feature Photo Service)

  • Image of a person at WatsonPaths on a tablet

    IBM WatsonPaths Research Project

    Date added: 15 Oct 2013

    This is WatsonPaths, an IBM research project with Cleveland Clinic to develop a new cognitive computing learning and teaching tool that will be designed to help physicians and medical students learn how to make more informed and accurate decisions faster. WatsonPaths is learning the way physicians solve problems and interacting intuitively with them to provide real-time access and understanding of massive volumes of medical information. The tool will help physicians and students learn critical reasoning skills. IBM Researcher Mike Barborak walks through the WatsonPaths user interface. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • Watson Goes to Work for You - Infographic

    IBM Watson goes to work for you, tranforming how brands and consumers engage (Infographic)

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    Consumers are increasingly looking for personalized, efficient interactions with the brands they frequent. To address this need, IBM has unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers

    IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    IBM Watson Solutions VP Stephen Gold interacts with the new IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor

    IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (2)

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, IBM unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (3)

    IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (3)

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, IBM unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (4)

    IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (4)

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, IBM unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson: New Breakthroughs Transform Quality Care for Patients

    IBM Watson: New Breakthroughs Transform Quality Care for Patients

    Date added: 08 Feb 2013

    Manoj Saxena, IBM General Manager, Watson Solutions, Mark Kris, MD, Chief of Thoracic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Lori Beer, WellPoint’s Executive Vice President of Specialty Businesses and Information Technology use the new Watson-based cognitive computing product for oncology. IBM, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and WellPoint today introduced the first commercially based products based on Watson at an IBM healthcare forum in New York City.(Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service)

  • BIG COMPUTER ON CAMPUS

    Big Computer On Campus

    Date added: 30 Jan 2013

    Flanked by the avatar of IBM's Watson computer, IBM Research Scientist Dr. Chris Welty (left) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Naveen Sundar discuss potential new ways the famous computer could be used. IBM donated a version of its Watson system to Rensselaer, making it the first university in the world to receive such a system. Rensselaer students and faculty will explore new uses for Watson and ways to deepen its cognitive computing capabilities. (Philip Kamrass/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson Makes the Grade

    IBM Watson Makes the Grade

    Date added: 17 May 2012

    In Rochester, New York, Christian Beck (left) and Jamiee Saxton (right), students of the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester are winners of the IBM Watson case competition for their proposal on crisis and disaster management. Students from the school submitted new ideas for applying the IBM Watson technology to address complex societal and business challenges in the transportation, energy, retail and public sector industries. The competition is helping students gain new skills in analytics and cognitive computing to prepare for future career opportunities. (Matt Wittmeyer/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • Watson Playing Jeopardy! thumbnail

    IBM and Jeopardy! Relive History with Encore Presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge

    Date added: 30 Aug 2011

    IBM's Watson computer system, powered by IBM POWER7, competes against Jeopardy!'s two most successful and celebrated contestants -- Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Jeopardy! will broadcast an encore presentation of the first-ever man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition airing on September 12, 13 and 14, 2011.

  • Watson Computing System logo thumbnail

    IBM Watson Computing System

    Date added: 14 Dec 2010

    IBM's Watson computing system is made up of electronically generated graphic compositions in which computer algorithms define the shape, texture and motion.The visual identity provides a peak at what a computer goes through as it responds to a Jeopardy! clue. Watson’s on-stage persona shares the graphic structure and tonality of the IBM Smarter Planet logo, a symbol of the company's effort to make the world work better.


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