IBM Watson

IBM Watson


What is IBM Watson?.

Watson is an IBM supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a “question answering” machine. This supercomputer processes at a rate of 80 teraflops (trillion floating point operations per second). Watson accesses 90 servers with a combined data store of over 200 million pages of information to replicate (or surpass) a high-functioning human’s ability to answer questions.

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  • Processes unstructured data.
  • Fills human limitations.
  • Acts as a decision support system, doesn’t replace humans.
  • Capability to handle enormous quantities of data.
  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage.
  • Only in English (Limits areas of use.
  • Seen as disruptive technology.
  • Maintenance.
  • Doesn’t process structured data directly.
  • Increasing rate of data, with limited resources.