IBM’s AI System Watson to Get New West Coast Home

Technology Amy Gross, the head of VineSleuth, works with Vinith Misra of IBM on her company’s new Watson-enabled app at the IBM Bluemix Garage in San Francisco. By STEVE LOHR September 24, 2015 IBM’s Watson is moving West and widening its ambitions. The company plans to open a second headquarters for Watson, its artificial-intelligence system, in San Francisco in 2016 and eventually employ several hundred people. IBM’s Watson group, set up as a separate business in January 2014, has its East Coast headquarters in downtown Manhattan. But a series of other announcements from the company expected on Thursday may be more significant. They represent the clearest sign so far of IBM’s long-term goal: to make Watson the equivalent of a computing operating system for an emerging class of data-fueled artificial-intelligence applications. IBM…


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