For the first time, IBM is making IBM Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud, to allow software application providers around the world to build a new applications benefiting from Watson’s cognitive computing intelligence.
Making the Watson platform available to developers is expected to spur innovation and fuel a new ecosystem of entrepreneurial software application providers – ranging from start-ups and emerging, venture capital backed businesses to established players.
To support this initiative, IBM will be launching the IBM Watson Developers Cloud, a cloud-hosted marketplace where application providers will be able to access resources for developing Watson-powered apps. IBM Watson Developers Cloud will include a developer toolkit, educational materials and access to Watson's application programming interface.
For more information on what IBM is offering, go here.
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