IBM’s Watson supercomputer is coming to Silicon Valley

IBM is bringing its supercomputer, Watson, to Silicon Valley. The tech giant will open in San Francisco, California an innovation center for Watson, known for defeating human rivals on the TV quiz show, Jeopardy, in 2011. The new hub, called Watson West, opens mid-2016 and will house some 400 employees, to be led by IBM Cognitive Commerce manager Deepak Advani. The San Francisco Bay Area is now a global center for innovation, and with Silicon Valley-based tech companies Apple and Google investing heavily on artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM thinks it’s the place where it should be. Many start-ups in Silicon Valley are using Watson’s technology. With its new hub, IBM says entrepreneurs, as well as developers and data scientists, will have greater access to Watson’s cognitive computing abilities. “We believe that by opening Watson…


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