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IBM throws $1bn behind Watson to spur cognitive cloud app development

IBM is investing $1bn in Watson to generate more revenue from cognitive computing

Following IBM’s announcement in November last year that the company would open its cognitive supercomputer Watson to third parties to develop their own applications and cloud-services on the platform, the tech giant announced Thursday a combined $1bn investment into the Watson that includes a shiny new office in New York, and a lot of engineering and marketing resources.

IBM brings cognitive intelligence to the cloud

IBM is placing Watson at the foundation of a new cloud platform for enterprise applications

In a bid to spur innovative application development blending enterprise cloud services with artificial intelligence IBM announced Thursday that it will be launching a cloud service for developers that is based on its popular Watson supercomputer. The company says its cognitive computing platform will help application developers bridge the gap between human and computer intelligence.

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