Watson

IBM is betting big on Watson

There were two news stories from IBM in regards to Watson last week. The first one was about a partnership between IBM and Twitter. The news release is full of great promises – Analytics Services on Cloud, which should deliver cognitive services in the palm of your hand; predictive analytics; visualization. Between Twitter and Watson, you’ll be able to keep the pulse on the planet. Unleashing Watson’s mind on the endless stream of Tweets, reminds me of a quote from…

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Watson goes SaaS, Alibaba does IPO

Welcome to this week’s Technology Updates, a vibrant mix of hot topics and future trends. The future is here. Watson goes SaaS. As you may remember, IBM nominated its computer ‘Watson’ to compete in the game Jeopardy against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. (You can watch short reminder here –> http://g3t.ca/8hPHFP ) Watson is a mash up of various IBM and open source technologies, both hardware and software. In IBM’s words, it is an advanced natural language processing, information retrieval,…

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