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IBM's Big Bet on Cognitive Intelligence

CEO Virginia Rometty describes the broad consumer impact of Watson, the tech major’s artificial intelligence platform

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Published 5 years ago on Dec 03, 2016 4 minutes Read
photographs by WSJ/Nikki Ritcher

International Business Machines, one of the most venerable names in tech, is going through dramatic transformations under the leadership of its president, chairman and chief executive, Virginia Rometty. Among them: a big bet that the Watson artificial-intelligence technology will be adopted as a platform for all kinds of uses. To learn more about these big changes, The Wall Street Journal’s editor in chief, Gerard Baker, spoke with Ms. Rometty. Here are edited excerpts of their conversation: