Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
Nikola Tesla was an inventor, engineer, physicist and futurist born in what is now Croatia. He arrived in the U.S. in 1884 and quickly catapulted his career by working with Thomas Edison, creating more than 700 patents and making major breakthroughs in modern alternating current (AC) electricity. Toward the end of his life, he experienced emotional breakdowns and became a recluse wandering the streets of New York.
What Watson thinks
Watson’s analysis of Tesla’s works revealed a new side of the famed inventor – as an artist at heart.
Among the many APIs Watson used, Personality Insights fueled this discovery. Watson analyzed Tesla’s journals, articles, patents as well as writings about him and uncovered the underlying emotions and writing styles behind each word. He revealed that Tesla’s writings ranked 93% in artistic interests, revealing another side of this renowned thinker.
This surprising discovery was shared with award-winning photographer and director, Craig Cutler and artist/director Stephen Meierding. It inspired them to create an art piece that reveals a new side of Tesla that we may have never seen without Watson.
Watson APIs: Personality Insights, Natural Language Understanding, Tone Analyzer, Discovery
Watson analyzed Tesla’s patents, journals and scientific articles, as well as articles written about him.
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“Innovation leads one to see the new in the old.”
–Paul Rand, iconic graphic designer and art director