Marie Curie (1867–1906)
Marie Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French scientist and two-time Nobel Laureate for her pioneering study of radioactivity.
What Watson thinks
Watson analyzed articles about Curie from the past and present. He found that Curie was portrayed by the media, and in turn perceived by the public, as detached from her children, loving her work above all. Most images are of her in the lab or among other scientists –few photos exist of Curie with her daughters.
Despite this public image, Watson found her true nature to be quite the opposite. In her autobiography, and in her private writings, Watson discovered “family” as the most prominent theme, showing that she cared more for her loved ones than for her work.
Artist Sean Freeman has taken this insight and created a unique portrait that reveals the truth about Curie to the world once and for all.
Watson APIs: Natural Language Understanding, Tone Analyzer, Personality Insights, Discovery, Visual Recognition, Speech to Text
Articles written about Curie both during her lifetime and in the present, Curie’s autobiography, private letters, a Nobel lecture and a biography of Curie written by her daughter.
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“I’ve shot thousands of portraits. Watson helped me see things I’ve never seen before.”
- Jake Chessum, photographer