Watson can be used on AWS, Microsoft Azure and several other clouds, facing rivals within their own servers
In which a cloud are your photos? And your documents? Backup of WhatsApp? Imagine that everything is on a different cloud service. How much work! Everything gets worse if it happens in the business sector. Thinking about it, the IBM announced on Tuesday (12) that the Watson it can be used in any cloud service, even competitor.
The IBM supercomputer accessible where you need it
Currently, it is common for a company to be punished for using more than one cloud service, as there is no communication between the data collected, which makes the use of information more difficult. With the announcement made in IBM Think 2019, Watson inaugurates a new era in the cloud industry.
"Companies have had largely limited experience with artificial intelligence, due to limitations caused by blocking data from cloud providers," he said. Rob Thomas, general manager of IBM Data and AI. “With most organizations storing data in hybrid cloud environments, freedom and choice is needed to use AI in the data wherever they are. By opening this infrastructure, we can help companies to accelerate their transformation through artificial intelligence ”.
In a bold strategy, the IBM wants to win over rivals' customers Amazon and Microsoft, even if there is no need to switch providers. For this, a series of services will be offered, with emphasis on the Asssistant it's the OpenScale. This will be possible through Kubernetes, an open source software package, responsible for making links with rival clouds.
O Watson Assistant a conversion tool for apps and devices. More advanced than a traditional chatbot, the Assistant allows companies to create their own voice assistant, like Alexa, but with specific use of customer service and intense machine learning.
Meanwhile, the Watson OpenScale it allows to manage several instances of artificial intelligence. As an open platform, the goal of the service is to give the customer greater clarity on how AI works, how to justify in real time the decisions taken. It is an ideal service in the current scenario where 81% of companies do not understand AI data and how to access it, according to the MIT Sloan report.
THE IBM already announced news that will arrive at Watson later this year, such as the Knowledge Studio and Natural Language Understanding. The machine learning service will gain a new accelerator, making processing up to 10x faster than competing solutions.
A continuously expanding service pack
THE IBM renew your cloud information management services on Cloud Private for Data. It has the task of unifying data collection, organization and analysis. The platform offers a series of services, such as those already mentioned, in an ever-growing list.
“What makes IBM Cloud Private for Data especially attractive is that it allows us to develop and deploy new models quickly, bringing the tools to the data, not the other way around,” says Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, CEO of Qata Development Bank.
The idea of making the Watson compatible with any cloud consistent with the new strategy of IBM. The company has invested less in classic hardware and software, to focus on innovative business services. Visible when purchasing Red Hat for $ 34 billion.
By taking part of ICP for Data to its rival services, IBM is embarking on a new innovative strategy. winning customers within the base of competitors.
Source: IBM News Room
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