Watson is IBM's artificial intelligence (AI) moonshot. Five years in, IBM has put in place the building blocks for cognitive services such as speech, language, vision, conversation, discovery, and context services. An ecosystem is starting to emerge. Starting with healthcare, IBM has begun building frameworks for jumpstarting the core context of cognitive computing services for specific verticals.
In this report, Ovum provides a snapshot of IBM's progress in building Watson as a business at the five-year mark.
Features and benefits
Examines what cognitive computing is and its place in the world of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Provides competitive analysis of IBM's cognitive computing portfolio.
Key Questions answered
What is the breadth and depth of IBM's cognitive computing product and services portfolio?
What should enterprises expect from cognitive computing solutions?
How do cognitive computing solutions differ from traditional enterprise applications?
How does IBM's cognitive computing portfolio compare to cloud-based AI and deep learning services from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform?
Table of Contents
Recommendations for enterprises
Recommendations for vendors
3. Where Watson fits in the AI wave
Watson is IBM's AI moonshot
The AI landscape
4. IBM's Watson ecosystem approach
Not solutions in the conventional approach
Horizontal Watson services
Third-party API ecosystem
5. IBM's cognitive pitch to bootstrappers
Making data science a team sport
Watson Data Platform
Watson Data Platform should become a springboard