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Watson, pick up on aisle 5

Fluid Inc. is attempting to use Watson to help shoppers find what they need. The company said that Watson will power the Fluid Expert Personal Shopper, which will be available next year. Internet Retailer reports that Fluid is working with The North Face to develop and test the app, which will dialogue with shoppers to hone in on what they want.

IBM’s Watson, which rose to fame by trouncing Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings (who set the record with 74 straight wins against human competition) is being put to more productive uses than game shows.

Watson, according to the company, is a cluster of 90 IBM Power 750 servers, each utilizing a 3.5 GHz POWER7 eight-core processor. The platform offers 16 Terabytes of RAM. Here are some ways that Watson is being used now and descriptions of how it will be used in the future.


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