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IBM Watson Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing capability, representing a new era in computing. Watson analyzes high volumes of data and processes information more like a human than a computer—by understanding natural language, generating hypotheses based on evidence, and learning as it goes. 

As organizations work to make more data-driven decisions -- 2.5 billion gigabytes of data being created every single day, they need advanced systems that are able to crunch massive amounts of structured and unstructured data and deliver actionable insights within seconds. Deloitte estimates the cognitive computing market will expand in five years to $50 billion in the U.S. alone.

Since its triumph on the television quiz show Jeopardy! IBM has advanced Watson’s capabilities and made it available via the cloud. Watson now powers new consumer and enterprise services in the health care, financial services, retail and education markets.  IBM has also opened the Watson platform to developers and entrepreneurs, enabling them to build and bring to market their own powered by Watson applications for a variety of industries.

To continue Watson’s advancement, IBM has created two business units: Watson, established for the development and commercialization of cloud-delivered cognitive computing technologies and Watson Health dedicated to improving the ability of doctors, researchers and insurers to surface new insights from the massive amount of personal health data being created daily to deliver personalized healthcare.

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News releases
Date Title
20 Jul 2016 Macy's Pilots IBM's Watson In Partnership With Satisfi For In-Store, Personalized Shopping Companion
30 Jun 2016 IBM and Cisco Tap the Power of IBM Watson and Cisco Spark to Transform the Way People Work
30 Jun 2016 ISS Turns to IBM Watson IoT to Transform Management of 25,000 Buildings Worldwide
23 Jun 2016 North Star BlueScope Steel Taps IBM Watson and Wearable Devices to Monitor Activity of Workers in Extreme Environments
22 Jun 2016 Medical Imaging Leaders Tap IBM and Watson to Tackle Cancer, Diabetes, Eye Health, Brain Disease and Heart Disease
12 Jun 2016 IBM Watson Health Showcases Progress Tackling Diabetes at American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions
12 Jun 2016 American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health Join Forces to Reimagine How Diabetes is Prevented and Managed
09 Jun 2016 IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia
09 Jun 2016 IBM Unveils Two New IBM Studios to Create Innovative Digital Experiences in Asia
02 Jun 2016 Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Taps Watson for Clinical Trial Matching
24 May 2016 IBM Offers Watson Services on Twilio Marketplace
08 May 2016 IBM and SK Holdings C&C Alliance Brings Watson and the Cognitive Era to South Korea
27 Apr 2016 Sesame Workshop and IBM Watson Team Up to Advance Early Childhood Education
09 Mar 2016 Hilton and IBM Pilot “Connie,” The World’s First Watson-Enabled Hotel Concierge
08 Mar 2016 KPMG Announces Agreement With IBM Watson To Help Deliver Cognitive-Powered Insights
25 Feb 2016 IBM and New York Genome Center to Create Comprehensive, Open Cancer Data Repository to Tap Cognitive Insights from Watson
23 Feb 2016 IBM Announces New and Advanced Watson APIs on the Cloud
18 Feb 2016 IBM Watson Health Announces Plans to Acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6B, Extending Its Leadership in Value-Based Care Solutions
18 Feb 2016 IBM and SoftBank Introduce Japanese Language Watson APIs
02 Feb 2016 IBM Watson Ecosystem Opens for Business in India
14 Dec 2015 The North Face, IBM and Fluid Launch New Interactive Shopping Experience using Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10 Dec 2015 Nutrino and IBM Introduce Watson-Powered Nutrition Recommendations for Expectant Moms-to-Be
10 Dec 2015 Novo Nordisk and IBM partner to build diabetes care solutions on the Watson Health Cloud
10 Nov 2015 Boston Children’s Hospital to Tap IBM Watson to Tackle Rare Pediatric Diseases
26 Oct 2015 IBM Announces Six New Watson Ecosystem Partners Building Cognitive Applications
22 Oct 2015 Swiss Re to work with IBM Watson to harness the power of Big Data for Reinsurance
21 Oct 2015 Triple Play: IBM Scores Three All-Star Partnerships to Change the Game for Athletes, Fans Using Watson
21 Oct 2015 Pittsburgh Penguins Recruit IBM Watson and 113 Industries to Enhance Fan Experience
13 Oct 2015 IBM Closes Deal to Acquire Merge Healthcare
08 Oct 2015 Thomson Reuters and IBM Collaborate to Deliver Watson Cognitive Computing Technology
24 Sep 2015 IBM Expands Watson Platform for Next Generation of Builders; Extends Industry’s Largest Portfolio of Cognitive APIs
24 Sep 2015 IBM Watson Ecosystem Partners in Market Building Businesses
10 Sep 2015 IBM Watson Health Announces New Partnerships, New Cloud Services and Global HQ in Cambridge, MA
10 Sep 2015 IBM Watson Health Cloud Capabilities Expand
10 Sep 2015 Teva Pharmaceuticals and IBM Partner to Build Global e-Health Solutions on the IBM Watson Health Cloud
12 Aug 2015 Edge Up Sports Drafts IBM Watson to Help Build a Championship Fantasy Football Team
30 Jul 2015 CVS Health and IBM Tap Watson to Develop Care Management Solutions for Chronic Disease
14 Jul 2015 IBM and Mubadala to bring Watson to the Middle East & North Africa
23 Jun 2015 IBM and Bon Appétit Serve Up Chef Watson for All
29 May 2015 Doctor Evidence Brings Valuable Health Data to IBM Watson Ecosystem
27 May 2015 Woodside, Australia’s Largest Independent Oil and Gas Company, Uses IBM Watson to Enhance Decision Making and Increase Efficiencies
19 May 2015 IBM Invests in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to Advance Watson Powered Apps in Online Travel and Shopping
11 May 2015 More Businesses are Turning to Watson Analytics for Fast Access to Strategic Insights
05 May 2015 Clinicians Tap Watson to Accelerate DNA Analysis and Inform Personalized Treatment Options for Patients
05 May 2015 IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to Unlock New Insights from Electronic Health Records
05 May 2015 IBM Watson Establishes Hybrid Cloud Capabilities to Accelerate New Insights for the Enterprise
05 May 2015 IBM Expands Watson Ecosystem with New Partnerships, Cognitive Computing Apps and Services
04 May 2015 IBM Closes Acquisition of Phytel
14 Apr 2015 Johnson & Johnson and IBM Announce Plans to Collaborate on Advanced Solutions Designed to Transform Healthcare Delivery
13 Apr 2015 IBM and Partners to Transform Personal Health with Watson and Open Cloud
13 Apr 2015 IBM & Apple Expand Partnership to Help Transform Medical Research
13 Apr 2015 IBM and Medtronic to Partner to Improve Diabetes Care
13 Apr 2015 IBM to Acquire Phytel to Help Healthcare Providers Deliver Higher Value Care
13 Apr 2015 IBM Acquires Explorys to Accelerate Cognitive Insights for Health and Wellness
19 Mar 2015 IBM Invests in Modernizing Medicine to Accelerate Adoption of Watson Technologies in Healthcare
04 Mar 2015 IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Enhancing Watson’s Deep Learning Capabilities
10 Feb 2015 IBM, SoftBank Alliance to Bring Watson to All of Japan
15 Jan 2015 NYC Students Spark Innovative Ideas to Improve Higher Education, City Services Using IBM Watson
15 Jan 2015 IBM Awards University of Texas at Austin Top Spot in Watson Competition
16 Dec 2014 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Taps IBM Watson to Help Accelerate and Enhance Care Delivery
04 Dec 2014 News Alert: IBM Watson Analytics Beta Now Open For Business; Helps Transform the Way People Work By Bringing Analytics to Everyone
12 Nov 2014 IBM Watson Group Invests in Pathway Genomics to Help Personalize Consumer Health
29 Oct 2014 IBM and Cleveland Clinic Use Watson to Advance Genomic Research for Cancer Care Pilot
07 Oct 2014 IBM Watson Accelerates Global Expansion
07 Oct 2014 IBM Unveils New Start Ups and Ecosystem Partners Delivering Watson-Powered Apps in the Cloud
07 Oct 2014 Digital Travel Pioneer Terry Jones Launches WayBlazer, Powered by IBM Watson
16 Sep 2014 IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone
08 Sep 2014 Mayo Clinic and IBM Task Watson to Improve Clinical Trial Research
28 Aug 2014 IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries
23 Jul 2014 USAA and IBM Join Forces to Serve Military Members
30 Jun 2014 IBM Watson and Bon Appétit Team on New App That Transforms How We Cook
03 Jun 2014 IBM Announces Watson Mobile Developer Challenge Winners
07 May 2014 Seven of the Nation’s Leading Technology Institutions Unveil Cognitive Computing Courses Leveraging IBM Watson
22 Apr 2014 IBM Watson Group Invests in Fluid to Transform the Consumer Shopping Experience
19 Mar 2014 The New York Genome Center and IBM Watson Group Announce Collaboration to Advance Genomic Medicine
26 Feb 2014 IBM Challenges Mobile Developers to Bring the Power of Watson to the Palm of Your Hand
12 Feb 2014 Welltok Raises $22 Million in Series C Funding, Including IBM Investment to Fuel Watson-Powered Health App
09 Jan 2014 IBM Forms New Watson Group to Meet Growing Demand for Cognitive Innovations
09 Jan 2014 DBS Bank Engages IBM’s Watson to Achieve Next Generation Client Experience
09 Jan 2014 IBM Watson Group Unveils Cloud-Delivered Watson Services to Transform Industrial R&D, Visualize Big Data Insights and Fuel Analytics Exploration
14 Nov 2013 IBM Watson’s Next Venture: Fueling New Era of Cognitive Apps Built in the Cloud by Developers
18 Oct 2013 MD Anderson Taps IBM Watson to Power "Moon Shots" Mission Aimed at Ending Cancer, Starting with Leukemia
15 Oct 2013 IBM Research Unveils Two New Watson Related Projects from Cleveland Clinic Collaboration
21 May 2013 IBM Watson At Your Service: New Watson Breakthrough Transforms How Brands Engage Today's Connected Consumers
24 Apr 2013 Analytics Heads to Graduate School at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
08 Feb 2013 IBM Watson Hard At Work: New Breakthroughs Transform Quality Care for Patients
30 Jan 2013 IBM's Watson to Join Research Team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
30 Oct 2012 Cleveland Clinic and IBM Work to Advance Watson’s Use in the Medical Training Field
23 Oct 2012 IBM Announces Student Winners of Watson Case Competition from Cornell University
07 Sep 2012 Michigan State University to Introduce Students to Analytics and Big Data Using IBM Watson
17 May 2012 First Academic Case Competition Proposes Novel Ways to Put IBM Watson to Work
22 Mar 2012 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, IBM to Collaborate in Applying Watson Technology to Help Oncologists
05 Mar 2012 Citi and IBM Enter Exploratory Agreement on Use of Watson Technologies
01 Mar 2012 IBM Forms Watson Healthcare Advisory Board
18 Nov 2011 Jeopardy! Winnings Spur IBM and Scripps Research Institute Collaboration to Fight Against Malaria
17 Nov 2011 IBM Watson Visits Stanford and UC Berkeley to Engage the Next Generation of Leaders
31 Oct 2011 IBM Watson Heads to Harvard, MIT to Explore Future of Technology in Business
12 Sep 2011 WellPoint and IBM Announce Agreement to Put Watson to Work in Health Care
29 Aug 2011 IBM and Jeopardy! Relive History with Encore Presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge
30 Mar 2011 IBM Watson Goes to School to Engage Next Generation of Innovators
17 Feb 2011 IBM to Collaborate with Nuance to Apply IBM’s "Watson" Analytics Technology to Healthcare
11 Feb 2011 IBM Announces Eight Universities Contributing to the Watson Computing System's Development
13 Jan 2011 Jeopardy! And IBM Announce Charities To Benefit From Watson Competition
14 Dec 2010 IBM’s “Watson” Computing System to Challenge All Time Greatest Jeopardy! Champions
27 Apr 2009 IBM Developing Computing System to Challenge Humans on America’s Favorite Quiz Show, Jeopardy!

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  • Introducing Macy's On Call, a new mobile shopping companion powered by IBM Watson and Satisfi

    Introducing Macy's On Call, a new mobile shopping companion powered by IBM Watson and Satisfi

    Date added: 20 Jul 2016

    A Macy’s team member tests out Macy’s On Call, a new mobile web tool powered by IBM Watson and Satisfi. Macy’s On Call allows customers to input questions in natural language about each participating store’s unique product assortment, services and facilities and then receive a customized response to the inquiry. Macy’s is currently piloting the new tool in 10 store locations across the country. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM helps ISS Transform the Management of over 25,000 Buildings Globally with Watson IoT

    IBM helps ISS Transform the Management of over 25,000 Buildings Globally with Watson IoT

    Date added: 30 Jun 2016

    Global Facilities Management Leader ISS Partners with IBM Watson IoT to Make Better and More User-Friendly Buildings. Andrew Price, Chief Commercial Officer, ISS (left) and Nils J. van der Zijl , Business Unit Executive, IBM Watson IoT Europe (right). (Credit: IBM)

  • North Star BlueScope Steel Taps IBM Watson and Wearable Devices to Monitor Activity of Workers in Extreme Environments

    North Star BlueScope Steel Taps IBM Watson and Wearable Devices to Monitor Activity of Workers in Extreme Environments

    Date added: 23 Jun 2016

    North Star BlueScope Steel is applying IBM Watson Internet of Things technology and wearable devices to pioneer novel approaches to help protect workers in extreme environments. North Star is piloting the IBM Employee Wellness and Safety Solution to identify potentially problematic conditions by collecting data from various sensors that continuously monitor the worker’s skin body temperature, heart rate, galvanic skin response and level of activity, correlated with sensor data for ambient temperature and humidity. The solution then alerts North Star management so they can provide personalized safety guidelines to each individual employee. (Credit: North Star BlueScope Steel)

  • American Diabetes Association Joins Forces with Watson Health

    American Diabetes Association Joins Forces with Watson Health

    Date added: 12 Jun 2016

    American Diabetes Association SVP of medical innovation Jane Chiang, MD and IBM Watson Health chief health officer Kyu Rhee, MD met Sunday at the American Diabetes Association’s 76th Scientific Sessions, where the two organizations announced they are teaming up to reimagine how diabetes is managed. The collaboration will bring together the cognitive computing power of Watson and the Association’s vast repository of clinical and research data. In the first phase of the collaboration, the organizations will challenge the developer community to create cognitive diabetes apps. (Photo Credit: A.J. Sisco/Feature Photo for IBM)

  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Taps Watson for Clinical Trial Matching

    Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Taps Watson for Clinical Trial Matching

    Date added: 02 Jun 2016

    Clinical Trial Matching is designed to quickly complete the data-intensive process of matching patients with clinical trials, and provide doctors the information they need to advise their patients about relevant studies. (Credit: Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network)

  • IBM's Watson is Learning Korean

    IBM's Watson is Learning Korean

    Date added: 09 May 2016

    IBM Research Manager Abe Ittycheriah demonstrates how IBM Watson parses a sentence in English and "tokenizes" it to learn Korean, at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. Teaching Watson to communicate as a native speaker in multiple languages is a key element of IBM's work to bring cognitive computing to a global audience. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM's Harriet Green and Sesame Street's Elmo

    IBM's Harriet Green and Sesame Street's Elmo

    Date added: 27 Apr 2016

    As part of a three-year agreement, Sesame Workshop and IBM Watson are developing a new category of educational products that aim to adapt to the learning styles and aptitudes of individual preschoolers. Pictured here are Harriet Green, IBM General Manager of Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, and Elmo, 3 1/2 year old monster. (John O'Boyle/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM's Harriet Green and Sesame Street's Elmo

    IBM's Harriet Green and Sesame Street's Elmo

    Date added: 27 Apr 2016

    Sesame Workshop and IBM are collaborating to combine IBM Watson's cognitive computing technology and Sesame's early childhood expertise. Together, they hope to advance early childhood education and learning. In this picture, Elmo and Harriet Green, IBM General Manager of Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education, enjoy each other’s company. (John O'Boyle/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • Meet “Connie,” Hilton Hotel's robot-concierge pilot with IBM Watson

    Meet “Connie,” Hilton Hotel's robot-concierge pilot with IBM Watson

    Date added: 09 Mar 2016

    Visitors to the Hilton Hotel in McLean, Va. meet Connie, a robot concierge named after Conrad Hilton and powered by IBM Watson and WayBlazer. Connie, in pilot testing at the hotel, uses cognitive computing and machine learning to answer questions posed in natural language about the hotel, local tourist attractions and restaurants -- while learning with each interaction. (Photo courtesy of Green Buzz Agency/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson & Partners are Building Cognitive

    IBM Watson & Partners are Building Cognitive

    Date added: 24 Sep 2015

    San Francisco - On September 24, 2015, at IBM's newly announced "Watson West" hub, the company unveiled it is making new Watson APIs available to developers, entrepreneurs and businesses. In addition, more than a 100 partners, from an increasing number of industries and professions, are in-market with their own cognitive-powered apps. Amy Gross, President & Founder of VineSleuth collaborates with researcher Vinith Misra of IBM Watson on the design of a cognitive-enabled app that provides shoppers with individualized wine recommendations. (Photo courtesy of Tony Avelar/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson Then and Now

    IBM Watson Then and Now

    Date added: 24 Sep 2015

    Watson represents an entirely new model of computing—‘cognitive.’ It understands all types of data, it isn’t programmed, it learns. Watson has been put to work in diverse industries with clients and through an open developer platform. IBM continues to expand Watson’s abilities, enabling partners to bring their own creativity and aspirations as they build their businesses with cognitive. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM Watson Health Global Headquarters Opens in Cambridge, Mass., a Life Sciences Hub

    IBM Watson Health Global Headquarters Opens in Cambridge, Mass., a Life Sciences Hub

    Date added: 10 Sep 2015

    On Thursday, September 10, 2015, new IBM Watson Health General Manager Deborah DiSanzo opens the IBM Watson Health global headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., a life sciences hub. More than 700 IBM employees will be located at the headquarters in Cambridge's Kendall Square, which will host a space for entrepreneurs and start-ups to tap into technology, tools and talent to build new products and businesses on Watson's cloud-delivered cognitive computing platform, as well as an IBM Watson Health Research Lab. Contact: Kristi Eells/IBM, 802-345-8313, keells@us.ibm.com (Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson Health Global Headquarters

    IBM Watson Health Global Headquarters

    Date added: 10 Sep 2015

    IBM announced that Watson Health global headquarters is located at 75 Binney Street in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. More than 700 IBM employees will work at the new facility, just a portion of the 2,000 IBMers worldwide working with Watson Health. In concert with the opening, IBM announced Deborah DiSanzo has been appointed General Manager and Head of IBM Watson Health. Ms. DiSanzo is a seasoned executive, most recently serving as CEO of Philips Healthcare. She will be based at the new Watson Health headquarters. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM and Mubadala to bring Watson to the MENA region

    IBM and Mubadala to bring Watson to the MENA region

    Date added: 14 Jul 2015

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -- On July 14, 2015 IBM and Mubadala announced the development of a joint venture to bring IBM Watson to the Middle East and North Africa region. The healthcare field is a particularly promising area where the two organizations envision medical professionals using Watson to better personalize treatment options, share expertise among specialists, and scale knowledge to a broader (Photo courtesy of Paul Malaluan/Photo House Media)

  • IBM Genomics

    IBM collaborates with More Than a Dozen Cancer Centers

    Date added: 05 May 2015

    Norman Sharpless, MD, director, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center examines DNA sequencing data. University of North Carolina and a dozen other cancer centers are collaborating with IBM to apply Watson to the DNA data of cancer patients. A single patient’s genome represents more than 100 gigabytes of data. Watson could help oncologists translate that data to into targeted treatment options for cancer patients. (Credit: Jared Lazarus/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Genomics - Wartman

    Cancer Centers to apply Watson to the data challenge of precision medicine

    Date added: 05 May 2015

    Lukas Wartman, MD, assistant director of cancer genomics at the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, analyzes genomic sequencing data using IBM Watson Genomic Analytics. Wartman, who has personally benefitted from DNA-based cancer treatment, joins oncologists at more than a dozen other cancer institutions to apply Watson to the data challenge of precision medicine. (Credit: Mary Butkus /Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Announces New Watson Health Unit

    IBM Announces New Watson Health Unit

    Date added: 13 Apr 2015

    Leanne LeBlanc, IBM Watson project manager, views analytics of healthcare data at Watson headquarters in New York City, on Monday, April 13, 2015. IBM says each person generates one million gigabytes of health-related data across his or her lifetime, the equivalent of more than 300 million books. IBM launched the new Watson Health business unit to help patients, physicians, researchers and insurers use data to achieve better health and wellness for all. More information: Holli Haswell, IBM hhaswell@us.ibm.com, 1-720-396-5485 (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson is Going to Japan

    IBM Watson is Going to Japan

    Date added: 10 Feb 2015

    IBM Watson is going to Japan via IBM's new alliance with Japanese telecommunication giant SoftBank, on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. As part of the alliance, IBM is teaching Watson to speak, and think, in Japanese, one of most difficult languages for a computer to navigate because of its reliance on the complex diagrammatical alphabet known as kanji. IBM and SoftBank will explore new ways to deliver Watson's cognitive and natural language capabilities, including through mobile, tablet, and robots. Pictured at IBM Research - Tokyo is IBM Researcher Risa Nishiyama with SoftBank's Pepper robot using Watson in a demonstration environment. (Credit: Feature Photo Services)

  • IBM & CUNY Announce Student Winners in App Contest

    IBM & CUNY Announce Student Winners in App Contest

    Date added: 15 Jan 2015

    At Baruch College in New York City, IBM and the City University of New York (CUNY) announced the top three winning teams of a student app competition with the best innovative ideas for how IBM Watson technology can help New York City and higher education. Student winners receive cash prizes and a chance to work at CUNY business incubator. This competition is the latest example of IBM fueling an ecosystem of innovators and providing students with an opportunity to learn about next generation technology. Student finalists sparked creative ideas, envisioning Watson-powered apps that could help city social workers better serve children and families by analyzing patterns; create a more efficient 311 system staffed by virtual agents and aided by predictive analysis; and an automated advisor for undergraduates and college counselors that will help identify and schedule ideal courses. From L to R: Stanley Litow, IBM Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs; Rashmy Chatterjee, IBM Vice President of Marketing Communications, and Citizenship; Nekita Singh, Queens College senior; John Banks, Consolidated Edison Vice President of Government Relations; Lizeth Mejia, Queens College junior; Kimberly Sy, Queens College senior; Allan Dobrin, CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor and COO; Carter Bales, New World Capital Group Chairman & Managing Partner; Minerva Tantoco, City of New York Chief Technology Officer. (Credit: Elena Olivo for CUNY)

  • Diptych: Analytics --Then and Now

    Diptych: Analytics --Then and Now

    Date added: 14 Dec 2014

    A diptych consists of two images that tell a story when put together. This Diptych depicts the story of Watson Analytics automating once time-consuming tasks such as data preparation, predictive analysis, and visual storytelling for business professionals. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM Watson Accelerates Global Expansion

    IBM Watson Accelerates Global Expansion

    Date added: 08 Oct 2014

    On Tuesday, October 7, IBM Watson Group Senior Vice President Mike Rhodin demonstrates Watson at work in its Client Experience Center at its new global headquarters at 51 Astor Place in New York City's Silicon Alley. Watson is a groundbreaking platform that represents a new era of computing based on its ability to interact in natural language, process vast amounts of Big Data to uncover new patterns and insights, and learn from each interaction. (Courtesy Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Unveils New Start Ups and Partners Delivering Watson-Powered Apps in the Cloud

    IBM Unveils New Start Ups and Partners Delivering Watson-Powered Apps in the Cloud

    Date added: 08 Oct 2014

    On Tuesday, October 7, in New York City, IBM Watson Group Senior Vice President Mike Rhodin and travel entrepreneur Terry Jones attend the opening of IBM Watson's global headquarters in New York City's Silicon Alley. Terry Jones is launching a new company powered by Watson called WayBlazer that will transform the travel planning experience. (Courtesy Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • Watson Global Headquarters Opens for Business in NYC's Silicon Alley

    Watson Global Headquarters Opens for Business in NYC's Silicon Alley

    Date added: 14 Oct 2014

    On Tuesday, October 7, IBM Watson Group Vice President, Client Experience Centers, Ed Harbour opens the IBM Watson global headquarters in New York City's Silicon Alley. (Courtesy Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Debuts Analytics for Everyone

    IBM Debuts Analytics for Everyone

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    At an event at the Westin Hotel in New York City, IBM Big Data and Analytics Vice president Inhi Cho Suh demonstrates Watson Analytics, a new cloud service the company launched today that is powered by IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology. Watson Analytics allows non-technical professionals in marketing, sales, finance and human resources roles to make more informed business decisions by analyzing huge volumes of data using familiar business terms instead of technical jargon. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • IBM Debuts Analytics for Everyone

    IBM Debuts Analytics for Everyone

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    At an event at the Westin Hotel in New York City, IBM Big Data and Analytics Vice president Inhi Cho Suh demonstrates Watson Analytics, a new cloud service the company launched today that is powered by IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology. Watson Analytics allows non-technical professionals in marketing, sales, finance and human resources roles to make more informed business decisions by analyzing huge volumes of data using familiar business terms instead of technical jargon. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM).

  • Which DEALS are likely to close?

    Easy, Instant Access to Your Data

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    Business professionals can quickly understand and make decisions based on Watson Analytics’ data-driven visualizations. For example, a marketing executive can ask a question, and immediately discover through cloud-delivered data visualizations what sales are most likely to close by region. (Credit: IBM)

  • What Predicts Purchase Made?

    Hit the Bullseye with Watson Analytics

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    By automating data preparation, predictive analysis, and visual storytelling, business professionals across data intensive disciplines like sales and marketing can ask the right questions and get results in terms familiar to their business with Watson Analytics. (Credit: IBM)

  • What is the Breakdown of Sales by Region and Brand?

    Powerful Predictive Analytics for Everyone

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    Watson Analytics uses predictive analytics to automatically surface the most relevant facts and uncover unforeseen patterns and relationships. This process can spark new questions and better insight, directing users to variables or parts of their business that matter most. (Credit: IBM)

  • What Do You Want To Know?

    What do you want to know? Ask and You'll get the Answer.

    Date added: 16 Sep 2014

    Watson Analytic uses natural language, which means business professionals across data intensive disciplines such as marketing, sales, finance, operations and human resources can ask the right questions and get results in terms familiar to their business. (Credit: IBM)

  • Watson University Competition

    Watson University Competition

    Date added: 15 Jan 2015

    Judges observe the top three Watson University Competition finalists competing for seed money to launch their own Watson-based app. (L-R): Rob High, IBM Fellow, VP and CTO, IBM Watson Group; Stephen Gold, VP IBM Watson Group; Sridhar Sudarsan, CTO and Chief Architect, IBM Watson Group; Stephen Plume, Managing Director, The Entrepreneurs' Fund (Photo Credit: Augusto F Menezes/Feature Photo Service)

  • Watson University Competition Winners

    Watson University Competition Winners

    Date added: 15 Jan 2015

    The University of Texas at Austin team flashes the school's "hook 'em horns" sign as they celebrate their first place win in the Watson University Competition. Held at IBM Watson headquarters in NYC, the team worked over the course of a semester to develop a Watson-based app, CallScout, that could improve citizens' access to state services. (L-R): University of Texas at Austin Professor Bruce Porter, Thejas Prasad, Niko Lazaris, Matt Ebeweber, Bri Connelly, Jay Shah, Jeffrey Tang and Ken Barker, Research Staff Member, IBM Watson Group (Photo Credit: Augusto F Menezes/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson Transforms R&D Discoveries with Data

    IBM Watson Transforms R&D Discoveries with Data

    Date added: 28 Aug 2014

    Scott Spangler, Principal Data Scientist, IBM Watson Innovations, demonstrates how IBM Watson cognitive technology can now visually display connections in scientific literature and drug information. In this image, Watson displays protein pathways that can help researchers accelerate scientific breakthroughs by spotting linkages that were previously undetected. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • USAA and IBM Watson to Serve Transitioning Military Members

    USAA and IBM Watson to Serve Transitioning Military Members

    Date added: 23 Jul 2014

    Two active U.S.  military members "Ask Watson" separation related questions as they prepare to transition to civilian life. IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor will answer military separation-related questions on topics such as job searching, home purchasing, military benefits and more. IBM and USAA are working together to redefine how a digital assistant that interacts, learns and gains value over time can create exceptional digital experiences. (Credit USAA)

  • IBM and Bon Appétit Magazine Debut New Cooking App Powered by IBM's Watson

    IBM and Bon Appétit Magazine Debut New Cooking App Powered by IBM's Watson

    Date added: 30 Jun 2014

    At the Bon Appétit (www.bonappetit.com) Kitchen in New York City, IBM Distinguished Engineer Steve Abrams (left) and Bon Appétit Senior Food Editor Dawn Perry interact with Chef Watson with Bon Appétit, a new culinary app for home cooks on Monday, June 30, 2014. The new app, powered by the cognitive computing technology behind IBM's Watson system which prevailed on Jeopardy! and Bon Appétit’s 9,000 recipes and culinary knowledge, allows home cooks to  create entirely new recipes based on novel combinations of flavors and textures that have never been conceived. IBM is applying the same cognitive technology behind Chef Watson to reinvent how discoveries are made in other fields, including healthcare, financial services and retail. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson NYGC for Wire

    IBM's Watson to Help Unlock Life-saving Insights from Cancer Patient DNA

    Date added: 19 Mar 2014

    New York, NY/March 19, 2014 - Dr. Robert Darnell (left), CEO of the New York Genome Center, and Dr. Ajay Royyuru, Director of the IBM Computational Biology Center (right) discuss how IBM's Watson will be used to make sense of vast amounts of genetic sequencing data and medical information to identify personalized treatments for cancer patients, at an event at the New York Genome Center in New York City on March 19, 2014. IBM and NYGC will soon begin testing a Watson prototype designed specifically for genomic research to help oncologists deliver unique, customized cancer treatments according to an individual patient's DNA. Photo Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM.

  • IBM Mike Rhodin with Watson

    IBM Forms New Watson Group to Meet Growing Demand for Cognitive Innovations

    Date added: 09 Jan 2014

    IBM Senior Vice President Mike Rhodin demonstrates a Watson cloud service at IBM Research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, NY, announced on Thurs., January 9, 2014. Mr. Rhodin will lead the IBM Watson Group, a new IBM business unit headquartered in the heart of New York City's Silicon Alley that will develop products and collaborate with start-ups on cloud-based cognitive apps and services powered by Watson. The IBM 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)

  • IBM Watson Group on red couch

    IBM Watson Group Unveils Cloud-Delivered Watson Services

    Date added: 09 Jan 2014

    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)

  • IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem

    IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem of Developers for Building Cognitive Apps in the Cloud

    Date added: 11 Nov 2013

    Jeff Margolis, CEO, Welltok and Brooke Aguilar, VP, Global Business Development, Products Team, Fluid discuss their companies' new "Powered by Watson" apps. A pioneer in the emerging field of Social Health Management, Welltok has developed an app that will create Intelligent Health Itineraries for consumers. These personalized itineraries, sponsored by health plans, health systems and health retailers, will include tailored activities, relevant content and condition management programs, and will reward users for engaging in healthy behaviors. Consumers who use Welltok's app -- CaféWell Concierge powered by IBM Watson – will participate in conversations about their health with Watson. By leveraging Watson's ability to learn from every interaction, the app will offer insights tailored to each individual’s health needs. (Credit: Jack Plunkett, Feature Photo Service)

  • IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem

    IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem of Developers for Building Cognitive Apps in the Cloud

    Date added: 12 Nov 2013

    Douglas Taylor, VP Products, MD Buyline discusses MD Buyline's new Powered by IBM Watson application. This provider of supply chain solutions for hospitals and healthcare systems has developed an app to allow clinical and financial users to make real-time, informed decisions to improve quality, value, outcomes and patient satisfaction. Hippocrates powered by IBM Watson will provide users with access to a helpful research assistant that provides fast, evidence based recommendations from a wealth of data, to ensure medical organizations are making the best decisions for their physicians' and patients' needs. (Credit: Jack Plunkett, Feature Photo Service)

  • IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem

    IBM opens Watson to Ecosystem of Developers for Building Cognitive Apps in the Cloud

    Date added: 12 Nov 2013

    Brooke Aguilar, VP, Global Business Development, Products Team, Fluid, demonstrates her company's Powered by Watson application. Fluid, which builds online shopping experiences for retail businesses to drive customer engagement and conversion, has developed the Fluid Expert Personal Shopper powered by IBM Watson. The app calls upon Watson's ability to understand the nuances of human language and uncover answers from Big Data. Consumers who use Fluid's app will interact with rich media and dialogue with Watson, as their newfound “cognitive, expert personal shopper.” The Fluid app incorporates the information users share and questions they ask to help them make smart, satisfying purchases by putting the most knowledgeable sales associate in the hands of consumers, every time. (Credit: Jack Plunkett, Feature Photo Service)

  • Image of a person at WatsonPaths on a tablet

    IBM WatsonPaths Research Project

    Date added: 15 Oct 2013

    This is WatsonPaths, an IBM research project with Cleveland Clinic to develop a new cognitive computing learning and teaching tool that will be designed to help physicians and medical students learn how to make more informed and accurate decisions faster. WatsonPaths is learning the way physicians solve problems and interacting intuitively with them to provide real-time access and understanding of massive volumes of medical information. The tool will help physicians and students learn critical reasoning skills. IBM Researcher Mike Barborak walks through the WatsonPaths user interface. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • Watson Goes to Work for You - Infographic

    IBM Watson goes to work for you, tranforming how brands and consumers engage (Infographic)

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    Consumers are increasingly looking for personalized, efficient interactions with the brands they frequent. To address this need, IBM has unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers

    IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    IBM Watson Solutions VP Stephen Gold interacts with the new IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor

    IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (2)

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, IBM unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (3)

    IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (3)

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, IBM unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (4)

    IBM unveils the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, tranforming how brands engage with consumers (4)

    Date added: 21 May 2013

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, IBM unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, which uses cloud-delivered mobile and online chat technology to assist businesses' customers, anytime and anywhere. From answering questions to offering guidance for purchases, IBM Watson will allow a brand's customer-facing employees to make better recommendations, or sit directly in the hands of consumers, offering helpful advice via mobile engagement. (Credit: Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson: New Breakthroughs Transform Quality Care for Patients

    IBM Watson: New Breakthroughs Transform Quality Care for Patients

    Date added: 08 Feb 2013

    Manoj Saxena, IBM General Manager, Watson Solutions, Mark Kris, MD, Chief of Thoracic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Lori Beer, WellPoint’s Executive Vice President of Specialty Businesses and Information Technology use the new Watson-based cognitive computing product for oncology. IBM, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and WellPoint today introduced the first commercially based products based on Watson at an IBM healthcare forum in New York City.(Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service)

  • BIG COMPUTER ON CAMPUS

    Big Computer On Campus

    Date added: 30 Jan 2013

    Flanked by the avatar of IBM's Watson computer, IBM Research Scientist Dr. Chris Welty (left) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student Naveen Sundar discuss potential new ways the famous computer could be used. IBM donated a version of its Watson system to Rensselaer, making it the first university in the world to receive such a system. Rensselaer students and faculty will explore new uses for Watson and ways to deepen its cognitive computing capabilities. (Philip Kamrass/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • IBM Watson Makes the Grade

    IBM Watson Makes the Grade

    Date added: 17 May 2012

    In Rochester, New York, Christian Beck (left) and Jamiee Saxton (right), students of the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester are winners of the IBM Watson case competition for their proposal on crisis and disaster management. Students from the school submitted new ideas for applying the IBM Watson technology to address complex societal and business challenges in the transportation, energy, retail and public sector industries. The competition is helping students gain new skills in analytics and cognitive computing to prepare for future career opportunities. (Matt Wittmeyer/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

  • Watson Playing Jeopardy! thumbnail

    IBM and Jeopardy! Relive History with Encore Presentation of Jeopardy!: The IBM Challenge

    Date added: 30 Aug 2011

    IBM's Watson computer system, powered by IBM POWER7, competes against Jeopardy!'s two most successful and celebrated contestants -- Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Jeopardy! will broadcast an encore presentation of the first-ever man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition airing on September 12, 13 and 14, 2011.

  • Watson Computing System logo thumbnail

    IBM Watson Computing System

    Date added: 14 Dec 2010

    IBM's Watson computing system is made up of electronically generated graphic compositions in which computer algorithms define the shape, texture and motion.The visual identity provides a peak at what a computer goes through as it responds to a Jeopardy! clue. Watson’s on-stage persona shares the graphic structure and tonality of the IBM Smarter Planet logo, a symbol of the company's effort to make the world work better.


Contact(s) for the Press kit

Lia Davis
Global Communications - IBM Watson Group
1 (202) 285-5333
lia.p.davis@us.ibm.com

Katy Rosati
Global Communications - IBM Watson Group
1 (917) 421-7543
krosati@us.ibm.com