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

Watson, IBM’s supercomputer that famously competed on the television show “Jeopardy!,” is coming west. The technology giant said last week 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 Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM connect with data scientists and startups in Silicon Valley. The San Francisco Bay Area has emerged as a world center in artificial intelligence and machine learning. One result: voice recognition on smartphones. Most Read Stories Clear evening promises good look at supermoon eclipse 4 dead, 2 critically injured in collision between Ride the Ducks vehicle, charter bus on Aurora Bridge Marijuana bundle drops from sky, slams into family’s…


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