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How To Guide For: Understanding IBM Watson--Siri And Cortana

Watson is an IBM supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a “question answering” machine. The supercomputer is named for IBM's founder, Thomas J. Watson. Siri is a built-in "intelligent assistant" that enables users of Apple iPhone 4S and later and newer iPad and iPod Touch devices to speak natural language voice commands in order to operate the mobile device and its apps. Cortana is the name for the intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10. Cortana builds off Microsoft's previous voice technology called TellMe, purchased by Microsoft in 2009. Lets take a closer look at each. IBM Watson is now helping to fight cybercrime. IBM Watson is now entering a beta phase with 40 organizations around the world according to IBM. The companies participating include Sun Life Financial, University of Rochester Medical Center, SCANA Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, California Polytechnic State University, University of New Brunswick, Avnet, and Smarttech. Watson will enhance existing live security operations, and the results will also help IBM refine Watson’s cybersecurity capabilities and pioneer new use cases for the technology. Siri supports extended dictation, enabling users to have their words translated into text for use in e-mail and text messages, Facebook status updates, tweets, note-taking, Web searching and similar operations. Cortana is personalized, largely based on the amount of information the user shares. By allowing access to calendar, email, contacts and browsing history the virtual assistant can use this data to try and anticipate the user's needs. To get more information on IBM Watson, Siri and Cortana click on the pictures below to read the articles.

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