IBM has introduced new Watson solutions and services pre-trained for a variety of industries and professions including agriculture, customer service, human resources, supply chain, manufacturing, building management, marketing, advertising, and automotive.

“As data flows continue to increase, people are overwhelmed by the amount of information we have to act on every day, but luckily the information explosion coincides with another key technological advance: Artificial Intelligence,” said David Kenny, SVP, IBM cognitive solutions.

“AI is the tool professionals need to take advantage of the data that’s now at our fingertips and tailoring general AI for specific industries and professions is a critical way to enable everyone to reach new potential in their daily jobs.”

Today’s news follows IBM’s announcement last week of a new software service that gives businesses more transparency into AI decisions, as well as research from IBM’s Institute for Business Value, which revealed that 82% of businesses are now considering AI deployments.

AI for vehicles

AI will also play a role on the front lines of product development. Since 47% of projects fail due to inaccurate or poorly written requirements (1), IBM is bringing the power of AI to the next generation of our Requirements Management solution. Watson can now assess the quality of requirements and provide guidance on how to improve their quality.

David Kenny

Additionally, to help businesses in all industries drive industrial size outcomes, IBM is introducing services to accelerate companies’ IoT transformations –from strategy, implementation, and security to managed services and ongoing operations.

Supply chain

Each department in a company is different. Look at the folks responsible for the supply chain: they’re dealing with data flows coming in from all over the world. That’s why a global technology company is using a tailor-made version of Watson to keep an eye on five aspects of its supply chain.

Watson can incorporate weather data, traffic reports, and regulatory reports to provide a fuller picture of global supply issues. And, IBM is making this technology available to the world with Watson Supply Chain Insights.

IBM has deployed Watson AI solutions in thousands of engagements with clients across 20 industries and 80 countries. IBM’s Watson AI solutions are widely used in industries, including by seven of the 10 largest automotive companies and 8 of the 10 largest oil and gas companies.

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