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IBM's Watson Going Global

Jeopardy champion branching out
10/10/2014 07:55 AM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson   11/8/2014 3:45:44 PM
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So far, IBM has expressed no interest in opening Watson to the public, but only to professionals in specific well-defined domains. But with the popularity of Apple's Siri and Ask Google, you've got to believe they are thinking about domains that consumers would like to query on their smartphones.

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goafrit   11/8/2014 10:40:16 AM
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>> I imagine the reason that Watson can be reduced to a single rack is that it is accessing resources in the cloud--like Apple's SIRI--so in that sense there is no reason they could not reduce it to a chip in a cell phone.

Absolutely. The brain to Watson is more software than hardware and there is no reason it cannot be small like a cellphone.

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R_Colin_Johnson   11/5/2014 6:43:15 PM
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I imagine the reason that Watson can be reduced to a single rack is that it is accessing resources in the cloud--like Apple's SIRI--so in that sense there is no reason they could not reduce it to a chip in a cell phone.

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goafrit   11/5/2014 6:16:46 PM
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>> What is the cognitive computing?

Google neuromorphic computing which is an event driven asynchronous computing process that mimics how the brian, central nervous system work. Just as we think, that is how the machines will work.

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goafrit   11/5/2014 6:15:00 PM
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>> The first step was downsizing Watson to a single rack slot. Now the small companies have to make use of the Client Experience Centers.

Maybe as small as a smartphone if truly they created the chips they can have a monolithic one. In other words, have more integration and pack all the brains into one chip.

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R_Colin_Johnson   10/13/2014 10:13:00 AM
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Cognitive computing models its algorithms on the way people solve problems right down the way the neurons and synapses in the brain work. People can still solve a multitude of problems that computers cannot--cognitive computing is an attempt to fill that gap. IBM has both software algorithms that do many of the things that brains do, plus they have hardware development teams working on artificial brains.

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collin0   10/13/2014 12:33:54 AM
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What is the cognitive computing?

IBM's Watson is the machine to handle big data?

 

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R_Colin_Johnson   10/11/2014 2:31:40 PM
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The first step was downsizing Watson to a single rack slot. Now the small companies have to make use of the Client Experience Centers.

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goafrit   10/11/2014 9:58:37 AM
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>> As IBM takes Watson global it plans to open five worldwide Watson Client Experience Centers, 

IBM has the best R&D center  within Africa in Kenya. IBM is hoping Watson will provide the new growth area for the giant. The challenge remains how to make the Watson power accessible to small companies to use them to solve myriads of issues and problems.

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