Wikimedia, Zipcar, Fitbit Are Among IBM Watson’s New Neighbors

IBM in September announced a host of new capabilities for its Watson technology: improving language recognition, multilingual speech, and analysis of images and video posted on social media. The company also said it would be setting up a Watson headquarters in San Francisco, intending to “increase collaboration with local startups, developers, venture capital groups, established businesses, and academic experts” to “take cognitive computing to new markets.” The Watson project already has a headquarters in New York City. The San Francisco operation will employ several hundred people, mostly in R&D. It all started with a project to build a machine that could win at the game show Jeopardy, using a combination of algorithms that analyze natural language, make inferences, learn by crunching automatically through reams of data and interacting with human trainers,…


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