IBM unveils Watson centre in Melbourne as AI adoption takes off in Australia

news Global technology giant IBM last week officially opened a new client experience centre in Melbourne where it will show off its Watson artificial intelligence platform, which is increasingly being adopted by major Australian organisations such as Deakin University, ANZ Bank, Customs and Woodside. Watson is an artificial intelligence platform which is capable of answering questions posed in natural language — the language that ordinary humans speak. The system was developed to compete on the quiz show Jeopardy! — which it won — but has since been adapted to be used in many corporate applications. Watson particularly specialises in providing access to unstructured data — which IBM believes represents about 80 percent of the world’s data. Last week IBM was joined by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured, above right) to…


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