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IBM's World of Watson at 5: Getting to the Solution Stage

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IBM's World of Watson at 5: Getting to the Solution Stage
Published: April 18, 2017 Content info: 17 Pages

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?

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Product Code: IT0014-003231

Table of Contents


  • Catalyst

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Key messages

2. Recommendations

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

Industry focus

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

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