IBM’s Watson Gets Sensitive

The services are part of IBM’s open Watson platform. IBM Watson is a platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to discover insights in large sets of unstructured data. According to IBM, Watson represents the new cognitive computing era, where systems understand the world the way humans do: through senses, learning, and experience. The new APIs are all aimed at helping systems based on machine learning interact more naturally with people.The system has been researched and under development for twelve years, and IBM says that until now, automated systems relied on a pre-determined, rules-based corpus of words that used limited emotional cues based on raised or lowered tones. To improve on this, IBM worked out a more subtle and larger set of cues and added the ability to…


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