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IBM is now making its "Watson" system available to everyone

IBM's miracle computer "Watson" caused a stir some time ago when the system won the Jeopardy game against human opponents. From now on, the manufacturer also enables all Internet users to access the computer themselves with their questions. The Jeopardy win earned IBM a great reputation. Because here the company achieved a significant breakthrough in the processing of natural language by a computer. After all, in the game it is not only necessary to understand a simple task. Instead, it is necessary to extract information from a sentence that is quite confusing and put it into the correct context. Watson was practically the first computer system in the world that could "think outside the box".


IBM is now making the system usable for the general public. The "Watson Analytics" project has now entered an open beta phase. Interested users can already get an impression of what Watson can do here. At the beginning of the beta, it will be possible to work mainly with information that is already available in the IBM databases.

Later, the new service will be made available as a commercial cloud service so that the certainly not exactly low development costs of Watson will come back one day. The service should be aimed primarily at companies that should be able to carry out one of their most complicated and expensive tasks in day-to-day business with little effort: the analysis of business data with regard to very specific questions.

To do this, the large amount of data generated in a company is loaded into a Watson instance. A short time later, the computer is said to have analyzed this. The users can then turn to the system with simple questions - for example, what has influenced the sales figures for better or for worse recently. Watson then provides answers in the form of numbers, the compilation of various individual aspects and graphics. But there will also be recommendations for further development.

The cloud service should then be operated with a freemium model. Individual users could then use this free of charge to analyze certain problems. With increasing complexity and data volume, fees will then apply. When the final version of the service starts and what the whole thing will cost is still unknown. Supercomputer, Ibm, WatsonIBM
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