HorizonWatching 2012 Trend Report: IBM’s Watson Technology

I’ve posted a trend report on IBM’s Watson Technology to Slideshare and embedded that deck at the bottom of this post.

IBM’s Watson is an emerging technology at the intersection of Big Data, Analytics and Human / Computer Interaction trends.
The key enabling technology areas are:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Semantic Analysis
  • Information Retrieval
  • Automated Reasoning
  • Machine Learning

Watson made a big splash last year on Jeopardy as we all know. While the Jeopardy game was a huge media event and exposure, this technology area has the capability to totally transform decision making.

Watson can sift through an equivalent of about 1 million books or roughly 200 million pages of data, and analyze this information and provide precise responses in less than three seconds.

Watson’s ability to understand the meaning and context of human language, and rapidly process information to find precise answers to complex questions, holds enormous potential to transform how computers help people accomplish tasks in business and their personal lives.

The slides (embedded below) provide an overview on the IBM Watson technology trend.  Summary information is provided along with many links to additional resources.   The slides are meant to be read/studied and the links are there for you to continue your learning.  You may want to view the slides in slideshow mode so you can easily follow the links.

For other HorizonWatching 2012 Trend reports, check out my posts the last few days.  Also, come back over the next week. I have a few more to post about.

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