Watson is IBM’s supercomputer (remember how it beat the snert out of its human competition on Jeopardy?). The Watson Group is expanding its reach into what far too many believe is merely science fiction, but is in truth science fact. Cognitive technologies are all the rage, and IBM wants to lead the charge (sorry, Google). Here’s the excerpt, but you might want to read the whole report (see link below):
IBM’s Watson group has announced a new acquisition today — artificial intelligence company Cognea. IBM confirmed the acquisition via a blog post. Cognea developed a cognitive computing and conversational artificial intelligence platform. The startup offers virtual assistants that relate to people through personalities. On the company’s AngelList page, it says it counts NASA, HP and Start Farm as customers.