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What's Up with Watson?

What's Up with Watson? | Big Data | Scoop.it
This week in cloud: Questions pop up about how well Watson’s doing; Greenqloud launches a hybrid cloud and more.
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Let's Bring the Polymath

Let's Bring the Polymath | Big Data | Scoop.it
Some of the most exciting advancements in computing right now come from the field of deep learning, and companies such as Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft are all involved because frankly, this kind of interdisciplinary approach isn’t happening...
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Cloud Computing: IBM Slurps Up Tealeaf | SOA World Magazine

Cloud Computing: IBM Slurps Up Tealeaf | SOA World Magazine | Big Data | Scoop.it
13th SOA World Conference & Expo - June 23-24 2008 New York City...
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IBM Buys NoSQL Cloud Database Startup Cloudant

IBM Buys NoSQL Cloud Database Startup Cloudant | Big Data | Scoop.it
IBM has acquired cloud-based database startup Cloudant. It’s a smart move in terms of getting a foothold in the cloud database space, but it also seemingly forces IBM to embrace cloud providers and technologies outside its current umbrella.
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IBM Makes Watson Available via API

IBM Makes Watson Available via API | Big Data | Scoop.it
IBM has upped the ante in the API game by making its Watson question-answering system available as a service. That’s right, Watson could soon power your smartphone app.
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luiy's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:20 AM

IBM didn’t have to flaunt its debatable cloud dominance over Amazon Web Services on the sides of public buses if it wanted to upstage the cloud kingpin at its user conference this week — Big Blue could have just led with the news that its famous, Jeopardy!-champ-destroying Watson system is now available as a cloud service.

 

That’s right: Developers who want to incorporate Watson’s ability to understand natural language and provide answers need only have their applications make a REST API call to IBM’s new Watson Developers Cloud. “It doesn’t require that you understand anything about machine learning other than the need to provide training data,” Rob High, IBM’s CTO for Watson, said in a recent interview about the new platform.

Fàtima Galan's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:20 AM

"In order to encourage programmers to take advantage of the platform, IBM is working with venture capital firms — including New Enterprise Associates — to support and fund startups using the Watson API."

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IBM pushes 'affordable' Linux servers for virtualization and Big Data analysis

IBM pushes 'affordable' Linux servers for virtualization and Big Data analysis | Big Data | Scoop.it

IBM has announced new "affordable" Linux servers as the company tries to push its new category of preconfigured servers for virtualization and Big Data to midmarket and enterprise customers.

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