At the leading edge of cognitive systems is Watson from IBM. Since winning the championship at Jeopardy! in 2011, IBM has been working hard to create a commercial natural language Watson platform for business. In terms of ‘Legacy Human’ creation, the effects are incalculable. While it may still be debated whether Watson represents true intelligence, applications for nearly every industry are being created with the potential to displace millions of middle class jobs, while, no doubt, creating some.
We’ll see. Anyhow, Watson is intriguing and I would love to play with the technology myself. Several large companies such as USAA have begun large Watson applications.
Apple and IBM Watson
IBM and Apple have announced an alliance to create Watson based applications around Apple hardware, and significantly, Apple’s new IOS development tools and popular ecosystem.
Interestingly, In one instance the IBM video has a series of talking heads making comments against a white background. It is an exact knock-off of the Apple production style often used in Apple’s promotional videos. Compare it to Jony Ive describing a MacBook Air on Apple.com.
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