It’s come to this for IBM: Watson is now a gimmick app on the iPhone

Remember when IBM’s Watson was touted as a revolutionary machine learning platform that would help revolutionize the medical, science and business intelligence fields? Big Blue’s expensive pet project has been showcased as a solution for everything from biomedical research to solving poverty to killing the spreadsheet. Now, in its never-ending quest to flog its huge investment to as many eyeballs as possible, Big Blue has gone to the realm of Angry Birds and Candy Crush. Watson has landed on the App Store. The Watson Trend app harnesses the countless hours of manpower IBM’s army of brilliant researchers have poured into pioneering the machine learning and artificial intelligence fields to help you decide which toys are currently popular with children. No, really, that’s what it does… Youtube Video Because the bombardment…


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