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Your App Is About To Get Smarter: IBM Opens Watson To Developers

Your App Is About To Get Smarter: IBM Opens Watson To Developers | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
It took almost a year, but IBM has now released eight APIs that give developers access to Watson's big brain.

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IBM’s Supercomputer Watson Has Graduated From Culinary School

IBM’s Supercomputer Watson Has Graduated From Culinary School | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
“Pickles,” chef Michael Laiskonis tells me as I poke at the plate he’s put in front of me. The menu said beet salad, but this isn’t that weary marriage of root vegetables with goat cheese, pistachio, and arugula. The former Le Bernardin chef reveals that it’s roasted beets and white...
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NYT: I.B.M. Exploring New Feats for

NYT: I.B.M. Exploring New Feats for | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
I.B.M. is trying to expand its artificial intelligence technology by training the computer Watson in projects that involve developing drugs and creating food recipes.
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33rd Square: Watson Getting Ready For Healthcare

33rd Square: Watson Getting Ready For Healthcare | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
IBM is currently developing their Watson system to address the medical field. For the IBM developers is clear that enabling the transformation of healthcare will require making better decisions.
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IBM Sees Broader Role for Watson in Aiding Research

IBM Sees Broader Role for Watson in Aiding Research | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Watson, the IBM system that won "Jeopardy," has shown promise in answering some kinds of questions. Now the company sees a broader role, a bit like the deductions that helped its namesake's famous partner solve fictional crimes.

 

"The company on Thursday is announcing advances in the technology and the availability of what it calls IBM’s Watson Discovery Advisor, a cloud service that it says can help research teams analyze vast troves of data to come up with new research ideas."

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This announcements has implications for The Singularity in that a machine is being scientifically creative. Discovery is one of the creative activities of scientists.

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IBM Is Using Watson To Psychoanalyze People From Their Tweets

IBM Is Using Watson To Psychoanalyze People From Their Tweets | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
This is why IBM is investing $1 billion into Watson.

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Besides winning "Jeopardy" and helping "put a permanent end to leukemia," IBM has found another use for its Watson supercomputer: psychoanalyzing people.

Watson is a computer that understands human language. Simply by looking at the language used when posting on social media sites, it can understand your personality and even predict major events likely to happen in your life.

Amazingly, this tech doesn't even  have to know a company's customer's social media accounts beforehand. It can figure them out on its own by sifting through what people post online with information in a company database.

The first use that comes to mind for this is marketing. The Watson tech tries to figure out what's happening in a person's life from social media to predict when to send you offers. As Fast Co. Design's John Brownlee writes:

"It can even predict major life-events: if you changed your Facebook status to "Married" a year ago, for example, a company might infer that it was about time to start approaching you about products and services for your first child."


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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, February 5, 10:35 AM

And this is only the start Wait unitl complete psycho analyse can be done based on everything one does on internet. And I predict this will and shall be used in employee selection.

paul babicki's curator insight, February 5, 7:19 PM

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David Williams's curator insight, February 6, 4:24 AM

Social Profiling coming of age. Businesses will need to be careful how they use this, Relevance is great and desired, stalking isn't!

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There Are Now Six IBM Watsons, Here's What They're Doing

There Are Now Six IBM Watsons, Here's What They're Doing | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
IBM has built six Watsons in the last year, deploying them to give healthcare professionals fast answers to complex medical questions.
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IBM creating pocket-sized Watson in $16 billion sales push | KurzweilAI

IBM creating pocket-sized Watson in $16 billion sales push | KurzweilAI | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
(Credit: IBM) IBM researchers are working on incorporating Watson capabilities in smart phones, Bloomberg Business Week reports. Bernie Meyerson,
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