(Say hello to Watson)

    Meet IBM Watson, a cognitive system that enables a new partnership between people and computers that enhances and scales human expertise.

    SoftBank and IBM bring Watson to Japan

    As a leading provider of technology and telecommunications, SoftBank will be the country's preferred technology partner for IBM Watson solutions. And in addition to building an ecosystem of partners developing cognitive applications, Watson’s learning its first non-Western language.

    Discover how Watson will learn Japanese
    • Watson is everywhere

      Watson has been learning the language of professions and is trained by experts to work across many different industries.

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    • Harnessing healthcare data for better outcomes

      Doctors have teamed up with Watson to delve deep into medical information to quickly and safely to derive diagnoses and help identify the best treatment plans from clinical studies, medical publications and more.

    • Better engagements means better banking

      Using Watson, bankers now have a better grasp on data and provide more precise, customized and quality insights that meet clients needs.

    • A new kind of sous chef

      For chefs, creativity is a top priority. Now, they’ve tapped into Watson’s discovery capabilities to enhance their own creativity and discover groundbreaking new recipes.


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    With applications for industries ranging from healthcare to retail, there’s a Watson solution that’s right for your enterprise.


    Find the needle in your haystack. Watson Explorer combines data exploration and content analytics capabilities to allow users to make ad hoc queries for broad topic searches and explore the full scope of content for unique insights.

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    about Explorer

    Watson Discovery

    Discover faster than ever before. Watson Discovery Advisor enhances researchers’ expertise by synthesizing data to help formulate and explore hypotheses and investigate new findings.

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    Discovery Advisor

    Watson Engagement

    Close the gap between you and your customers. Watson Engagement Advisor provides users an easy, self-service way to scale expertise and get questions answered anytime, anywhere.

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    Engagement Advisor

    With Watson services readily available, developers can start building today, whether independently or through our partnership programs.

    Watson Developer Cloud

    Start planting the seeds of cognition. Watson Developer Cloud is your direct portal to building a new generation of apps powered by cognitive computing .

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    about Developer Cloud


    Help accelerate innovation. The Ecosystem is a partnership program bringing Watson tools, expertise, and more out to the marketplace for ISVs, startups and other partners.

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    about the Ecosystem

    Watson University

    Watson is going to school. Many universities have already incorporated cognitive computing courses into their curriculum. Yours could be next.

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    about Academia

    Our machines should be nothing more than tools for extending the powers of the human beings who use them.

    Thomas Watson Jr.

    Watson News

    New Headquarters

    Watson's global headquarters, at 51 Astor Place in New York City, is now open for business. The Watson headquarters will serve as a home base for more than 600 IBM Watson employees, while offering exciting workshops, seminars and networking opportunities for area developers and entrepreneurs.

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