Watson is a cognitive computing system that understands the world in the way that humans do – through senses, learning and experience. It learns at scale, reasons with purpose and interacts naturally with humans. It can ingest enormous amounts of data, learn from it, and then develop recommendations to enhance human decision-making, productivity, and creativity.
The Watson cognitive computing system was made available to WVU students and faculty in 2017 through an Academic Initiative partnership between WVU and IBM. Students and faculty from the Reed College of Media and the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering teamed up shortly after that to use Watson to detect fake news.
Faculty interested in joining an IBM Watson user group to explore its potential for teaching and research may contact either Professor Don Adjeroh or Professor Saiph Savage in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
If you plan to work with IBM Watson and need storage for large amount of data, ITS offers storage in the centrally managed and secure Research Data Depot. Access can be purchased at a low rate for 5 years of storage. Additional information about the Research Data Depot is available from ITS.