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Watson Ecosystem Explained

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IBM will publish a cookbook with the Institute of Culinary Education in April 2015. Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson includes 65 recipes invented by ‘Chef Watson’.

This unsual cook was already introduced at SXSW festival in Austin in March 2014. The food was prepared by utilizing machine-invented recipes and put together by the same Chef Watson. IBM calls this “cognitive cooking”.

What cooking has to do with analytics at all? IBM released its analytics platform Watson Analytics in December 2014 as part of Watson ecosystem. This blog post takes a closer look at this much hyped ecosystem.


Internet of Things

Four Reasons Why Apple Watch Will Disrupt Existing Businesses

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Wired magazine in November 2014 had nine ads from watch makers like Rolex, Seiko and Swatch. These ads don’t look like they belong to this medium of high tech products Wired magazine represents.

So, why this big watch spectacle? The reason to publish these ads now is the upcoming release of Apple Watch early 2015.

Apple has an impressive track record for disrupting existing business models. Consider how iPod and iTunes changed music business. Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola are no longer the giants they used to be. Apple’s iPad dominates tablet markets.

Do traditional and smart watch manufacturers have anything to fear? Here are four reasons why Apple Watch will disrupt not only watch business but a few other businesses as well. (more…)