IBM Watson app predicts most popular Christmas gadgets

IBM Watson Trend app  A new iPhone app has been launched that uses the power of IBM Watson to predict which presents will be most popular this Christmas. IBM Watson is an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. The machine astonished audiences worldwide in February 2011, when it consistently outperformed its human opponents on the American quiz show Jeopardy. Watson shot to fame in 2011 after beating human competitors on the long-running US quiz show Jeopardy Since then it has been adapted for a range of commercial applications, including advising doctors on lung cancer treatments, analysing business trends, and even writing its own cookbook. Now engineers at IBM have developed an iPhone app that uses Watson to identify the season’s top trends and predict…


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