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IBM acquires virtual assistant software startup Cognea for Watson Group

IBM has agreed to purchase Australian-based virtual assistant software startup Cognea. The company plans to take the software’s capabilities which are currently used to create virtual assistants for enterprise customers and implement it into the Watson cognitive computing platform. …

IBM forms new Watson business unit, invests $1 billion

IBM announced Thursday that the company is investing $1 billion to provide its Jeopardy! champ computing system Watson its own business division and a new headquarters. Dubbed IBM Watson Group, the new business division will be located at 51 Astor…

IBM's Watson: part super computer, part pastry chef

Watson, the data-crunching super computer from IBM, may be leaving its part-time occupation as the world's most feared Jeopardy contestant in favor of more rewarding opportunities -- namely those in medical science, consulting and even baking. "That’s not something we thought…