IBM Watson: What are companies using it for?

IBM Watson has become an icon of artificial intelligence. Image: IBM Whether you call it a supercomputer, a cognitive computing system, or simply a question answering matching system — IBM Watson is perhaps the most well-known example of artificial intelligence in use today. Although garnering attention for its somewhat kitschy applications as a Jeopardy contestant, or even an at-home chef, Watson is actually powering quite a few practical applications across a variety of industries. Here are five different types of applications where Watson is making an impact. 1. Healthcare The medical field is the sector that is likely being impacted the most by Watson. For starters, Watson has taken residence at three of the top cancers hospitals in the US — Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Texas MD…


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