Watson® is an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by IBM. It is designed to understand natural language, process large amounts of data, and generate insights and answers to complex questions. Watson gained widespread recognition in 2011 when it competed and won on the game show Jeopardy!, beating two former champions.
Watson is not a single AI application but a collection of various AI technologies and tools developed by IBM. It combines natural language processing, machine learning, and other AI techniques to analyze unstructured data, such as text, images, videos, and more. The system can understand and interpret the meaning and context of human language, allowing it to process vast amounts of information quickly and accurately.
IBM has made Watson available through various platforms and APIs, enabling developers, businesses, and researchers to build their own AI-powered applications. Watson has been applied to various fields, including healthcare, finance, customer service, and research. Its capabilities include language translation, sentiment analysis, image recognition, data analysis, and even assisting with medical diagnosis.
Watson continues to be developed and enhanced by IBM, and its applications are expanding as AI technology evolves.Back to Glossary Page