We all remember Watson as a past Jeopardy contest many years ago. Fast-forward to the present and Watson has moved well beyond its game-show debut and is impacting industries all around us. The Verge writes, “Watson partnerships galore! In the last four months, the supercomputer has taken part in everything from fantasy football and natural gas operations, to diabetes prediction for people who shop at CVS pharmacies.” Watson is built to mirror the same learning process that humans have—through the power of cognition. What drives this process is a common cognitive framework that humans use to inform their decisions: observe, interpret, evaluate, and decide.
Headlines and stories in recent months include:
“How IBM Watson will impact our fight against cancer” The Washington Post reports Watson is helping move the medical industry to “personalized medicine for cancer patients everywhere based on their unique genomic profile.”
“We’ve been giving Watson eyes,” The New York Times Bits blog reports as Watson recently made a key move to add image analysis and recognition into its healthcare capacities.
And it’s not just healthcare, “IBM Watson to Help Cities Run Smarter” reports eweek. It is also playing a role in advancing robotics and don’t forget Chef Watson. Also relevant to many of us this time of year, “Coach Watson” (Wired) could become a key member of your fantasy football team.
Want to learn more about what IBM Watson can do for your business? Join us September 17thfor our seminar Brews with IBM Watson: The Future of Technology. Evolving Solutions leaders and IBM will be discussing Watson at Day Block Brewing Company in Minneapolis with a special focus on the healthcare industry. Register today.