IBM’s Watson supercomputer to open second office near Silicon Valley

Los Angeles Times Watson, IBM’s supercomputer that famously competed on the television show “Jeopardy,” is coming West. The technology giant said Thursday it planned to open a second headquarters in San Francisco early next year for the project, which represents one of the most advanced investments in artificial intelligence. The move, which includes giving developers access to Watson’s technologies, will help IBM connect with data scientists and start-ups in Silicon Valley. Advertisement “Since introducing the Watson development platform, thousands of people have used these technologies in new and inventive ways, and many have done so without extensive experience as a coder or data scientist,” Mike Rhodin, senior vice president for IBM Watson, said in a statement. “We believe that by opening Watson to all, and continuously expanding what it can…


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