HPE Chief Meg Whitman Throws Shade at IBM Watson

Shocker. Meg Whitman, president and chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise hpe says she’s not bowled over by IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence technology. Here’s what Whitman said about IBM’s Watson efforts in an interview with NetworkWorld: Listen, they’re doing some very interesting things. They’re buying healthcare companies and stuff, but listen, our Vertica platform is remarkable as is our Haven OnDemand platform. I put us up against Watson every day of the week here. We’re in a lot of customers where actually from a Watson perspective it’s not as far along in terms of real-world applications as you might imagine from the advertising. Vertica is an analytical database HP acquired five years ago and Haven OnDemand provides cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) services like text analysis; image and facial recognition; and speech…


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