IBM launches contest to create applications that use the supercomputer Watson

IBM will promote competition among developers to create applications for mobile devices using the framework provided by the Watson supercomputer.

The exponent of artificial intelligence machine, crossing data, is able to make decisions as to answer questions in a game show or what the best solution in a cancer treatment.

The announcement of the competition took place on Wednesday (26) during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Companies that have focused on mobile applications developers can submit their proposals ( See the website here ). The period of registration ends on March 31.

Already on April 28, IBM will announce the 25 finalists who will have access to a suite of tools necessary to develop a prototype. Receive a developer kit and programming environment Watson.Os developers have until May 19 to create these prototypes. The top five will receive guidance from IBM.

In January, IBM announced the creation of a new business unit to create applications for Watson.The area will require a total investment of $ 1 billion, of which $ 100 million will be used to boost innovative tools through the development of cloud Watson.