IBM Watson: Machine-Of-All-Trades

From fashion to food to healthcare, IBM’s Watson has many guises across different industries. Here’s a look at some of the work IBM’s AI system has been doing since its Jeopardy! heyday. 1 of 9 (Image: IBM) After defeating Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings in a game of Jeopardy! in 2011, IBM’s Watson couldn’t survive on its $77,147 in winnings. Unlike Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri, Watson lacked a parent willing to let it continue living in the basement rent-free, so it got a paying job in healthcare, helping insurer Wellpoint and doctors by providing treatment advice. Since then, and following investments of more than $1 billion, Watson has become a machine-of-all-trades. Through a combination of machine learning, natural language processing, and a variety of other technologies, Watson is helping…


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