IBM’s Watson AI System Gets New Digs in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to hundreds of artificial intelligence (AI) startups, with algorithm-powered Silicon Valley giants such as Google and Facebook also nearby. With IBM’s announcement today that it’s building a Watson hub in the city, the region will soon be able to boast even more AI brainpower. Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing platform and 2011 Jeopardy champion, is already putting its machine intelligence to use at hundreds of partner companies, according to Big Blue. Its new presence in San Francisco will now put it closer to many other startups, developers and venture capital firms working to “take cognitive computing into new markets,” IBM said. Aiming to develop its thinking computer’s potential even further, IBM is also releasing a raft of new APIs (application programming interfaces) to encourage developers to embed…


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