Cognitive Computing with IBM Watson

Watson is a cognitive technology that can think like a human. Beyond artificial intelligence, Watson offers augmented intelligence.

Watson allows businesses, scientists, researchers, and governments to outthink our biggest challenges to:

  • Understand – With Watson, you can analyze and interpret all of your data, including unstructured text, images, audio and video.
  • Reason – With Watson, you can provide personalized recommendations by understanding a user’s personality, tone, and emotion.
  • Learn – With Watson, you can utilize machine learning to grow the subject matter expertise in your apps and systems.
  • Interact – With Watson, you can create chat bots that can engage in dialog.

Explore the materials below to learn more:

IBM Watson

IBM Watson is a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data.  First Watson learns a new subject:All related materials are loaded into Watson, such as Word documents, PDFs and web pagesQuestions and answers pairs are added to train Watson on the subjectWatson is automatically updated as new information is published  Then Watson answers a question:Watson searches millions of documents to find thousands of possible answersCollects evidence and uses a scoring algorithm to rate the quality of this evidenceRanks all possible answers based on the score of its supporting evidence  What Watson can do for you:Answer your customers' most pressing questionsQuickly extract key information from all documentsReveal insights, patterns and relationships across data   

IBM Watson: How it Works

Learn how IBM Watson works and has similar thought processes to a human.

Delivering value with the Internet of Things

Chris O’Connor, GM of IBM IoT Offerings, discussed how industries are adopting IoT to transform operations and create new business models. Check out

Video: Hilton and IBM Pilot “Connie,” The World’s First Watson-Enabled Hotel Concierge

Using Watson Analytics in the restaurant business

See how Watson Analytics helps someone who wants to start a new restaurant determine what cuisine and location would work best.

What Watson Analytics Means for the World and You

Want to know what people are saying about Watson Analytics? Check out these highlights from the Watson Analytics Signature Moment held in New York on 14 Oct. 2015.

Welcome to Watson Analytics: Let’s get started

Welcome to Watson Analytics! Take a quick tour in this video and see how quickly you can get started analyzing your data.

Infographic: Watson Analytics DIY

Do-it-yourself with Watson Analytics. No matter what part of the organization you’re in, find what drives your business–on your own. 

Infographic: Watson Goes To Work For You

Consumers are increasingly looking for personalized, efficient interactions with the brands they frequent. To address this need, IBM has unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses’ customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand’s customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. 

Video: Announcing the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor

Watson can transform the way people interact with companies and other organizations over the lifetime of their relationship. IBM Watson Engagement Advisor is the industry’s first consumer facing cognitive computing breakthrough that will assist a brand’s customer service agents or sit directly in the hands of consumers through mobile devices, cloud-delivered services and online chat sessions.

Video: Welcome to the cognitive era – IBM CEO Ginni Rometty describes a new era in technology and business

For the past several years, the converging forces of data, cloud, mobile and social technologies and the Internet of Things have disrupted industries and led to unprecedented transformation across every type of business. Many enterprises have made the shift to become ‘digital.’ However, at IBM we believe that digital is not the destination, but the foundation for a new era of business, which we call cognitive. When digital disruption meets digital intelligence, new possibilities are created by systems that understand, reason and learn.0:00 – Introduction / What is IBM?7:01 – IBM’s Strategic Imperatives15:58 – The IBM Transformation22:44 – The Cognitive Era31:53 – Implications of Cognitive Business38:46 – Lightning Round41:24 – The Future of IBMLearn more at: to the IBM YouTube Channel: to the #CognitiveEra: