IBM Watson’s next big challenge: Filing your taxes

IBM’s Watson supercomputer will allow KPMG to apply cognitive computing to its services. Image: Bob Goldberg/Feature Photo Service KMPG is set to apply IBM Watson machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing techniques in order to improve its services via the use of mass data analysis. Many of KPMG’s tax, auditing, advisory, and other professional services rely heavily on making correct judgements and through deploying the cognitive computing power of IBM Watson, the firm believes it has the opportunity transform how it does business. “The cognitive era has arrived,” says Lynne Doughtie, KPMG chairman and CEO. “KPMG’s use of IBM Watson technology will help advance our team’s ability to analyze and act on the core financial and operational data so central to the health of organizations and the capital markets,”…


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