After conquering Jeopardy, fighting patent trolls and chasing down health insurance criminals, IBM now decides to get Watson to smartphones.
it’s an artificial intelligence that’s capable of answering very tough questions using natural language answers. In essence, IBM has plan to build a better, faster and more professional/reliable version of Apple’s Siri, the voice-controlled assistant that started on the iPhone 4S.
Every IBM Watson installation is a 10-rack supercomputer with the total of 2880 processor threads (90 Powers CPUs clocked at 3.5GHz and each with eight cores, interestingly, every core with four threads).
There is 16TB of RAM and the entire thing is embarrassingly parallel — it can run 500 gigabytes of data per second. Watson process IBM’s DeepQA software, which generally pores through millions of books and documents,dictionaries, encyclopedias, enws documents and then uses that data to answer questions with awesome speed and accuracy.
No don’t worry— IBM is not attempting to shrink the room-sized Watson down to the size of a smartphone. Instead, we are simply looking at a smartphone app that directly links with an internet-connected Watson installation.
It would work i as Siri or Google Now which both transfer your voice clip off to the cloud for processing.
In theory, Watson’s question answering power will utterly blow Siri and Google Now out of the water.and as we know Siri can set your alarms, Watson can parse a charts of patient and provide clinical diagnoses and pharmaceutical prescriptions.
Where Siri can tell you whether you will need an umbrella, you could ask Watson whether now is the perfect time to plant your crops, or for a complete walkthrough on how to fix your toaster.