Project Intu to bring Watson AI into everyday objects

IBM recently released Project Intu, a software development platform that enables people to bring the Watson AI system into computer applications and even robotics.

IBM’s goal for Project Intu is to make it easier for designers and developers to connect their projects to the Watson IoT Platform. IBM hopes to use the massive amounts of data and behavior patterns picked up over the course of its machine learning process from these new users to make improvements to Watson. The API is free and anyone can download it.

It was part of the launch of an array of new services, industry offerings and capabilities to help enterprise clients, startups and developers drive digital transformation with the Internet of Things (IoT).

A recent Forrester Research report named IBM a leader in its Wave report on IoT software platforms. In ‘The Forrester Wave™: IoT Software Platforms, Q4 2016,’ Forrester analyzed and scored 11 IoT software platform vendors, identifying IBM as a leader, citing “The Watson IoT Platform can serve a broad range of advanced IoT use cases.”

The report also notes “IBM has added significant capabilities to the platform, including augmented reality, cognitive capabilities, blockchain, edge analytics, analytics tooling, and natural language processing, to name a few. With a strong commitment to open source standards and a robust global partner ecosystem, IBM is well positioned for market leadership.”

“The Internet of Things is making an enormous impact on our lives and helping to spur even deeper levels of innovation for those developing the connected devices and products of our future,” said Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson IoT, Commerce and Education. “IBM is helping knock down the barriers to getting started with IoT, making it accessible for clients as they begin their digital transformation.”