Wikibon trip report from IBM’s Watson developer conference: Keep it simple, geniuses

IBM Corp. demonstrated at its first Watson Developer Conference last week that it has successfully hidden enough of the “rocket science” in machine learning to excite a crowd of 1,300 mainstream developers. That’s right: I said developers, not data scientists. IBM is making a big play to extend the commercial reach of its artificial intelligence-driven computing platform, and indications are that it’s starting to work. A few things we heard at the event in San Francisco: IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty (above) announced that its cognitive computing services already reach 200 million people worldwide and would reach 1 billion by the end of 2017. Healthcare and consumers are proving especially ripe targets for Watson. IBM will continue to engage data scientists, but it indicated that increasingly it will turn its…


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