IBM's Watson Now Fights Cybercrime in the Real World

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You may know Watson as IBM's Jeopardy-winning, cookbook-writing, dress-designing, weather-predicting supercomputer-of-all trades. Starting today, 40 organizations will rely upon the clever computers cognitive power to help spot cybercrime. The Watson for Cybersecurity beta program helps IBM too, because Watson's real-world experience will help it hone its skills and work within specific industries. After all, the threats that keep security experts at Sun Life Financial up at night differ from those that spook the cybersleuths at University of New Brunswick. IBM researchers started training Watson in the fundamentals of cybersecurity last spring so the computer could begin to analysize and prevent threats.


IBM's Watson Now Fights Cybercrime in the Real World

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You may know Watson as IBM's Jeopardy-winning, cookbook-writing, dress-designing, weather-predicting supercomputer-of-all trades. Starting today, 40 organizations will rely upon the clever computers cognitive power to help spot cybercrime. The Watson for Cybersecurity beta program helps IBM too, because Watson's real-world experience will help it hone its skills and work within specific industries. After all, the threats that keep security experts at Sun Life Financial up at night differ from those that spook the cybersleuths at University of New Brunswick. IBM researchers started training Watson in the fundamentals of cybersecurity last spring so the computer could begin to analysize and prevent threats.


Lie back and think of cybersecurity: IBM lets students loose on Watson

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IBM is teaming up with eight North American universities to further tune its cognitive system to tackle cybersecurity problems. Watson for Cyber Security, a platform already in pre-beta, will be further trained in "learning the nuances of security research findings and discovering patterns and evidence of hidden cyber attacks and threats that could otherwise be missed". IBM will work with eight US universities from autumn onwards for a year in order to push forward the project. The universities selected are California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Pennsylvania State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; New York University; the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); the University of New Brunswick; the University of Ottawa; and the University of Waterloo. The project is ultimately designed to bridge the cyber-security skills gap, a perennial issue in the industry.


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OpenText Unveils AI Platform To Rival IBM Watson At A Fraction Of The Cost

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Not many tech CEO's have the bravado to stand before an audience of their most loyal customers and promise them a game-changing a product, claiming that it will blow a ground-breaking technology like IBM Watson away. But that is exactly what OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea did just over a year ago. Today, standing before an audience of more than 5000 gathered at Enterprise World in Toronto, Barrenechea delivered the goods. OpenText Magellan is a cognitive computing platform that provides users with machine-assisted decision making, automation, and business optimization at a price they can afford. Magellan was built to deliver actionable insights and intelligence from big data, big content, information streaming from sensors, the Internet of Things and more.