IBM Watson IoT Platform Bringing Supercomputer Intelligence to $7.1 Trillion Market

By: | July 18th, 2016

IBM Watson IoT Platfrom

IBM Watson IoT Platfrom helps buildings (Image Courtesy

Cognitive Computing for Smart Buildings, Cities

For those unfamiliar with IBM’s Chef Watson, the world of cooking has been revolutionized as Chef Watson creates new recipes using ingredients from all the world’s cuisines while helping cooks everywhere make great meals with the ingredients they have on hand.

Now, the IBM Watson IoT Platform is set to help build out the $7.1 trillion market made up of 30 billion connected devices by 2020.

Can IBM Watson Revolutionize the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Many have shown great enthusiasm for the prospects of smart cities as if cities can be as automated and efficient as Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory; feed data into the system and miraculous insights will emerge at the other end. But there are detractors who believe building better cities isn’t about data and analytics but about more diverse planning boards where citizens actively participate, and the emphasis is on sustainability and life cycle planning over short-term profits.

IBM, for its part, has its own take on smart cities, and it believes its new IBM Watson IOT Platform will help improve the efficiency and livability of cities. IBM is teaming with other platforms such as the Jasper Control Center to help both enterprises and governments have:

  • End-to-End IoT deployment: Managing Internet of Things application development, connectivity, and service lifecycle from a single dashboard.
  • Analytics and automation: Leveraging Watson’s powerful analytics and cognitive services for data from the Jasper Control Center platform to optimize solutions by extending automation with additional automation and logic from the IBM IoT Foundation services.
  • Central visibility and global scale: Monitoring a global view of Internet of Things deployments, and drilling down to the details to view device, application, and service data all from the IBM IoT Foundation dashboard.

The following video explains IBM Watson’s IoT Platform.

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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