Everything you wanted to know about Watson from IBM

IBM-Watson-logo-webTalk on Friday the 1st of November at Reykjavík University in room V102 at 12:00-13:00

Next Friday Christopher Perrien will answer questions about Watson, IBM’s artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. The computer system was specifically developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy!. In 2011, Watson competed on Jeopardy! against former (human) winners and received the first prize of $1 million. 

  • What does the development of Watson reflect as trends in hardware development?
  • What does the development of Watson reflect as trends in software development?
  • What are the implications for the continued and related development of Big Data Analytics?
  • Is there a connection to the emerging capabilities of The Internet of Things?
  • What have been the IBM lessons-learned in bringing Watson to market?
  • How close are we to having computers replace humans…again?
  • What is intersection between Watson and trends in Mobile, Social and Cloud Computing?
  • What could be interesting starting points for the medium-sized enterprise?

About Christopher Perrien

Christopher Perrien is an Internet Strategist for IBM’s Software Group. His focus area is the application of new technologies to medium sized enterprises. What are the guiding principles behind the popular adoption of social media, the retail success of the Apple Store and increasing popularity of on-line training and education (MOOC)? His recent client discussions include line of business executives from Canada, Indonesia, Turkey and the Nordics.

More information here.