Great work guys. Marketing brilliance from IBM , as it looks that Watson greatly appeals to young students as well. I read somewhere that more students would be interested in Computer Science (and IBM as a future employee) after watching Watson's performance on TV!
Good video, Mitch. I would claim technology abuse if you were slapped in the back of the head!
Interesting points aout IBM's technique of using Watson to enage the B2C markets and using it as a tool to sell value. I think they are brilliant at that.
As you and Nicole point out, as you add the more routine and conversational data elements, through voice recognition and other data analytic tools, I believe the Watson technology will continue to evolve into a more natural intuitive tool. That is when it can really take off. And the more interactive, the better the marketing intelligence.
Little do our viewers know... Watson used that bobbing hand to give Mitch a slap on the back of the head as soon as I shut the camera!
Great points, Mitch, about the way Watson worked as a marketing tool for IBM. I think integrating voice recognition will have to be a no-brainer at some point, and the possibilities for using Watson for analytics purposes are great.
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