IBM Watson Group Unveils Cloud-Delivered Watson Services to Transform Industrial R&D, Visualize Big Data Insights and Fuel Analytics Exploration.
ARMONK, N.Y. – 09 Jan 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled three new Watson services delivered over the cloud. The first, Watson Discovery Advisor, is designed to accelerate and strengthen research and development projects in industries such as pharmaceutical, publishing and biotechnology. The second, Watson Analytics, delivers visualized Big Data insights, based on questions posed in natural language by any business user. The third offering, IBM Watson Explorer, helps users across an enterprise uncover and share data-driven insights more easily, while empowering organizations launch Big Data initiatives faster.
The services are being developed and will be offered by the new IBM Watson Group, announced today at an event in New York City. The Watson Group will accelerate a new class of cognitive computing services, software and apps into the marketplace that analyze, improve by learning, and discover answers and insights to complex questions from massive amounts of disparate data.
New York, NY/January 9, 2014/FPSnewswire — IBM employees at the company’s offices in New York City discuss next-generation Watson cloud apps that will be developed by the IBM Watson Group, a new IBM business unit headquartered in the heart of New York City’s Silicon Alley, on Thurs., January 9, 2014. The Watson Group will develop products and collaborate with start-ups on cloud-based cognitive apps and services powered by Watson. The Watson Group will focus on R&D and commercialization of software, services and apps that think, improve by learning and discover answers to complex questions by analyzing massive amounts of Big Data. IBM will invest more than $1 billion in the unit, including $100 million in venture investments to support an ecosystem of entrepreneurs developing Watson-powered apps. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service)