Monday, December 2, 2013

The Watson cloud, IBM to open supercomputer to third party developers

The Watson cloud: IBM prepares to open supercomputer to third party developers | PCWorld: " . . . IBM is initially working with a handful of partners on the Watson cloud service, and each is developing specialized applications. Fluid is creating a Watson-powered program for retail. “The model is to have a running dialogue between the consumer and Watson,” which helps them make more informed buying decisions, High said. The Watson cloud will include a development toolkit, access to Watson’s API (application programming interface), educational material and an application marketplace. IBM also plans to work with venture capitalists to find startups that want to build software on Watson. Interacting with Watson is fairly straightforward for any programmers familiar with RESTful APIs, High said. Their real focus should be on understanding the fundamental difference Watson offers compared to past programming platforms. . . ." (read more at link above)

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