Each year at Wimbledon we like to explore new types of technology innovation. This year, IBM’s Watson cognitive technology has been a major part of that innovation and I’d like to give you a peek at what we’ve been up to.
Over the past four months teams from IBM Global Business Services (GBS), Watson and Bluemix have participated in a challenge creating powerful cognitive applications. We will present the winning teams and their applications in a short blog series. In part one of this series we announce the winning teams.
Companies and people around the world are developing game-changing solutions with applications powered by Watson and AlchemyAPI services. We recently hosted a hackathon at IBM Watson’s signature event, World of Watson, in Brooklyn, New York. Almost 170 developers water-taxied across the East River to the Duggal Greenhouse, where they were given 48 hours and full access to all Watson and AlchemyAPI services to build innovative cognitive applications.
Announcing General Availability of IBM Watson Tradeoff Analytics. Tradeoff Analytics uses various analytical and visual approaches to help decision makers explore the pros and cons of alternatives. Making difficult decisions just got a little easier with IBM Watson.
Last week, I spent two longs days in Brooklyn with over a hundred developers. I watched as ambitious ideas brought together teams and teams pulled together incredible applications. The hurried hackers moved from bean bags to crowded tables to the stage as they refined, redefined, and designed their solutions.