IBM is investing $ 1 billion into a supercomputer




IBM is investing $ 1 billion into a supercomputer

IBM announced that it will invest more than $ 1 billion in the creation of a new division that will development Watson («Watson”). Technology Corporation intends to make the most profit from the use of supercomputers , last competed in the TV game show Jeopardy quiz with “live” people.

The new business will be headed by senior vice president of IBM’s software solutions Michael Rodin. Will also create a venture capital fund with $ 100 million that will finance the development of applications for “Watson”. The unit will be based in New York and employs about 2,000 people, reports Reuters news agency referring to IBM.

Supercomputer “Watson” with artificial intelligence system named after the founder and president of International Business Machines Thomas Watson. Understanding natural speech allows the machine to process information is akin to man, quickly analyze and interpret large volumes of data.

If before, “Watson” occupier area comparable to the bedroom for two people, then its current size comparable to the size of three stacked on each other to pizza boxes.

To establish a new, IBM explains the high demand for cognitive computing.

Reaching an inflection point, reflecting the overly high interest in technology, we realized that we needed to accelerate the development – said IBM vice president Steven Gold.

Research firm Gartner notes a serious jump in the processing and use of information by IBM. Credit Agricole bank analysts predict that by 2018 the system will generate more than 12 percent of annual revenue IBM.

By the end of 2012 total revenue amounted to IBM 104.5 billion.
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