The Veterans Health Administration wants to improve efficiency and patient care and it’s counting on IBM Watson analytics technology to help it achieve these goals. Last month, the department began a pilot project to determine if Watson is up to the challenge as part of a $7 million contract with IBM. Over the next two
The HPC community has been following IBM’s Watson technology since a semi-personified version of the analytics machine became a winning Jeopardy contestant in 2011. Since then Watson has been SaaS-ified, cloud-enabled, and sent to medical school. Most recently the technology popped up in a tool called KnIT (Knowledge Integration Toolkit). Developed by IBM in partnership with
Tech giant IBM announced it will invest one billion dollars in a new Watson-based business unit to promote sales of Watson-powered technologies. The supercomputer, named after former IBM president Thomas Watson, sprung to fame when it bested reining game show champions on an episode of Jeopardy in 2011. The two-day tournament was a proving ground for
IBM’s Watson impressed people all over the world in 2011 when the machine beat all contenders in a game of Jeopardy! Since then, IBM has kept the Power7-based technology busy, with gigs in financial analysis, healthcare, and customer service, among others. But now that IBM is gearing up to ship its Power8 processors, we could see a newer and more powerful Watson emerge.
University of Southern California students compete to identify Watson’s next gig.
AI prodigy and former Jeopardy champion Watson is ready for a career in medicine.
Watson-based medical software runs in-house or as a service.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/bigdatagraphic_132x.jpg” alt=”” width=”75″ height=”105″ />Big data is all the rage these days. It is the subject of a recent Presidential Initiative, has its own news portal, and, in the guise of Watson, is a game show celebrity. Big data has also caused concern in some circles that it might sap interest and funding from the exascale computing initiative. So, is big data distinct from HPC – or is it just a new aspect of our evolving world of high-performance computing?
Since its infamous Jeopardy win over a year ago, IBM’s AI-darling Watson has been busy establishing real-world relationships in the financial and health care sectors. This month, IBM representatives revealed Watson’s next steps in a live Twitter chat.
IBM Watson to start new job as WellPoint analyst.