IBM To Hold Million Watson Artificial Intelligence Contest

IBM has a new plan to popularize its Watson cognitive computing technology. The business technology giant said on Tuesday at the TED conference in Vancouver, British Columbia that it will hold a $5 million competition for developers and researchers who can come up with something revolutionary while using Watson as the underlying technology. Detailed guidelines of what IBM is looking for will come out in mid-May. IBM ibm is putting on the competition in conjunction with the non-profit X Prize Foundation, which holds popular competitions that its management hopes will spur technological innovations. Its board of trustees includes Tesla tsla and SpaceX spacex CEO Elon Musk, media mogul Arianna Huffington, and filmmaker James Cameron, among others. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. Over the next three years, contest participants will…


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