Watson Set to Become `Huge Engine’ for Sales, IBM Executive Says

One example of a third-party, industry-specific app that involved collaborations between IBM and culinary glossy Bon Appetit is the Chef Watson app, which was revamped ahead of a wider release earlier this year. “We want to fuel the next great disruptors”. The new cloud initiative comes in the wake of reports of declining revenues in 13 consecutive quarters, while the app economy is “in full swing”, as IBM described it, with industry revenue projected to grow to $143 billion in 2016, according to analyst IDC. IBM has also updated the Watson Natural Language Classifier, Watson Dialog, Watson Retrieve and Rank and Watson Conceptual insights. “Last year, we had a vision of what (Watson) would become”, CMO Gold tells Lee. The location will also serve as the new global headquarters for…


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