IBM Watson

  • IBM's software-defined storage rides Watson's coattails

    Posted May 12, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Storage is now marching down the same path as computing, approaching a future when all of an organization's storage systems can be mixed and managed as virtual pools.
  • IBM Watson has another go at helping solve brain cancer riddles

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 12:05 am

    IBM is using the powers of its Watson supercomputer service to help solve the mysteries of brain cancer by examining individual genetic mutations.
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    Hungry? IBM's Watson can help cook

    Posted March 12, 2014 - 10:41 am

    IBM's supercomputer nicknamed Watson is at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas this week, but it's not competing on a TV quiz show, rather it's helping chefs come up with unique, personalized recipes.
  • Are we too stupid to let Watson make us smarter?

    Posted February 14, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    IBM's supercomputer is ready to make the leap from analyzing massive data sets to actually helping us make the right decision. But will we be too proud to take Watson's advice?
  • IBM's Watson supercomputer goes to college for extra smarts

    Posted February 2, 2013 - 8:40 am

    Watson, IBM's supercomputer that came to fame besting a Jeopardy champion, is going to college, to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to hone its skills.
  • Can Watson, IBM's supercomputer, cure cancer?

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:30 am

    WellPoint and Cedars-Sinai are putting Big Blue's supercomputer Watson to the test in pilots targeting cancer treatment and improved EMRs
  • Robot triathlete challenges human dominance on Ironman course

    Posted September 15, 2011 - 12:19 pm

    Multi-sport endurance robot Evolta will run Ironman course in three different bodies, stopping to change batteries when it gets tired. Heck, Icould do that.
  • Can anyone afford an IBM Watson supercomputer? (Yes)

    Posted February 22, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    While Watson certainly impressed the nation with its sweeping victory on the game show Jeopardy last week, the medical community -- which IBM hopes will be first to use the technology -- may eventually become even more impressed with its affordability.
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    IBM supercomputer crushes human opponents on game show [video]

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    IBM's Watson beat two Jeopardy champtions during a three-day competition.
  • IBM Watson team takes your questions

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    IBM's engineering team behind the Jeopardy super computer will be answering the ten most popular Watson-themed questions submitted to a thread at on Tuesday, February 22 at noon Eastern. The answers will be posted on Reddit's blog as well as Reddit's r/IAmA section.
  • IBM's Watson could usher new era in medicine

    Posted February 17, 2011 - 10:49 am

    The game-show playing supercomputer Watson is expected to do much more than make a name for itself on Jeopardy.
  • Monetizing Watson: Toy or game changer?

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    Like many, I have watched IBM's Watson computer compete on the answer and question show Jeopardy, wondering what IBM has created. During the course of the show, my mind regularly wandered off, wondering whether this event has broader implications. Having been briefed on Watson prior to the show's airing, it is clear that Watson is not HAL (see 2001, A Space Odyssey), and yet, within the confines of the Jeopardy challenge, IBM's innovators have created a skilled Jeopardy competitor second to none. One wonders whether Watson would have achieved the same result if it only had 5 racks of computers instead of 10 (since Watson seemed quicker to respond) or whether it would have fared as well without much of its pre-show training.
  • IBM's Watson dominates Jeopardy competition on day 2

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    IBM supercomputer Watson blew away the competition Tuesday night during its Jeopardy showdown with the game show's former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. The computer was able to answer 13 of the first 15 Jeopardy clues virtually uncontested, with one answer going to Jennings and another problem that all three contestants got wrong. Watson ended the broadcast with $35,734, followed by Rutter at $10,400 and Jennings at $4,800. The competitors will square off again Wednesday night for a final Jeopardy battle.
  • IBM's Watson's ability to converse is a huge advance for AI research

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 9:39 pm

    Researchers and analysts say IBM's Jeopardy-playing Watson supercomputer could mark the start of a period of significant advances in artificial intelligence research.
  • Wicked cool man vs. machine moments

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 9:38 pm

    As IBM's Watson computer digs in for its competition on "Jeopardy!" this week, we are reminded that this is the first in a long series of classic man vs. machine moments. Here we have a look at some of the famous real and not so real man vs. machine action.
  • What makes IBM Watson so smart?

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 10:21 pm

    If you have seen any of the video of its preliminary bouts on "Jeopardy!" you know that IBM's Watson computer is pretty amazing. One of the main reasons it turns out is that IBM enlisted the intelligence of eight of the country's top universities to make sure Watson has superb question answering ability.
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