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zewde yeraswork
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Re: Smart move
zewde yeraswork   1/14/2014 9:43:34 AM
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There certainly do seem to be a lot of use cases for Watson and connected intelligence devices in general.

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Smart move
KB3001   1/14/2014 8:08:53 AM
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Smart investment for it is clear connected intelligence is the next wave of computing.

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Re: Watson campaign
jaybus0   1/14/2014 7:45:32 AM
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Yes, they are diving in to it. They are also a key player in the SyNAPSE project, so they think there is a huge market in cognitive computing. Perhaps there is. Verizon could do with a Watson system to handle there customer support phone calls. The current system is essentially menu driven and keeps telling you to go to their website, so I don't think it is a very expert "expert" system. Watson could likely handle most customer support roles, so I think there is a legitimate business use case.

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Will this fly?
rick merritt   1/13/2014 2:19:55 PM
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IBM has been marketing Watson hard for some time. Now they are putting even more money behind the effort. Anyone seen any numbers on Watson revenues or profits?

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Watson, Pynchon, Her
PFWerbaneth   1/13/2014 12:43:33 PM
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I am in the middle of reading the novel "Bleeding Edge," by Thomas Pynchon, and just saw the movie "Her" over the weekend.  All this Watson talk (and the Watson commercials running during football yesterday) is a connecting point between Silicon Alley circa 2001 and the AI-augmented world of our near future.

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Watson campaign
zewde yeraswork   1/13/2014 10:37:12 AM
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One thing is for sure: IBM is putting a lot of money behind Watson. You can't escape advertising for Watson these days and the company seems rather proud of its latest offering. Whether it can use Watson to capture this market for years to come remains to be seen.



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