IBM has announced an enormous power move this spring by rounding up 200 of the brightest and most forward thinking professionals to launch the Watson group. Ultimately Watson technology will harness an artificial intelligence technology that will cross reference algorithms while scraping data from the internet and optimizing results for you. Watson is focused on bringing healthcare into the future, as well as finance, business and research.
Located at their new headquarters at 51 Astor place, Watson and IBM are official residents of what's now known as "Silicon Alley", the newest phrase for the increased technology company presence in NYC.
So if I we're searching for a person named "tom smith" that i grew up with, Watson would know which answers to eliminate while google wouldn't? Sounds exciting. Welcome to the future.