Are We Ready for More Watson?

March 13, 2012

No, here at Beyond Search we are ready for a live online demo. We are not ready for more PR, however.

On the year anniversary of its creation, Fern Halper’s Data Makes the World Go ‘Round has provided inquisitive minds with a rundown of IBM’s supercomputer, Watson in the article, “Are You Ready for IBM Watson?”

The blog post is broken down into three informative sections, entitled “What is Watson and why is it unique?” “Can I buy Watson?” and finally, “Ready for Watson?”

For those who are unfamiliar with this device, Watson is a set of technologies that process and analyze massive amounts of both structured and unstructured data in a unique way. A noteworthy fact: Watson analyze information from 200 million books in three seconds.

Consumers are unable to purchase Watson at this time, however:

“IBM recently rolled out its “Ready for Watson.” The idea is that a move to Watson might not be a linear progression. It depends on the business  problem that companies are looking to solve. So IBM has tagged certain of its products as “ready” to be incorporated into a Watson solution. IBM Content and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare is one example of this. It combines IBM’s content analytics and predictive analytics solutions that are components of Watson.”

Some people are nervous while others are excited about what the mass production of Watson could be. Our we ready for Watson? How about that live online demo?

Jasmine Ashton, March 13, 2012

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