Through Machine Learning, IBM Braintrust Sees Better Days Ahead

Analysts may see a worrisome slow down in IT spending, but IBM executives, speaking at the company’s annual shareholder’s meeting on Thursday, see brighter days ahead—especially for the company’s “cognitive” computing group. Cognitive computing, or machine learning, as exemplified at IBM by Watson, is technology that learns as it goes, specifically by ingesting and crunching lots of data. Computer systems like these learn on their own, without human intervention. IBM is building businesses in healthcare and other areas around Watson. IBM ibm chief executive Ginni Rometty said the company sees a huge opportunity—$2 trillion worth—in this market over the next decade. And that’s above and beyond the $3 trillion opportunity in more traditional IT gear like servers, software, storage boxes and the like, said executives. Rometty stressed, more than once,…


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