In the age of big data, the amount of information flowing round and through our systems at any one time is truly remarkable, and the intelligent machines being created to deal with it are becoming even more so.
IBM, for instance, recently has unveiled a super-computer called Watson which can ingest data at the rate of 67 million pages a second. It is obtaining this ever-increasing flow of data from the millions of connected devices in the Internet of Things. The purpose of this latest IBM innovation is to establish a question and answer dialogue between it and humans, whereby Watson will run unimaginable amounts of data and answer in plain speech and in real time.
Author: David Lindores