IBM Watson is fueling a new era of cognitive apps


For the first time, IBM will make its Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud, for a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson's cognitive computing intelligence. The move aims to spur innovation and fuel a new ecosystem of entrepreneurial software application providers -- ranging from start-ups and emerging, venture capital backed businesses to established players. Together with IBM, these partners share a vision for creating a new class of cognitive applications that transform how businesses and consumers make decisions.