IBM’s Watson and the Future of Data Analysis

I spend a large amount of my time analyzing and making decisions on various data sets.  It is something I both enjoy, and take pride in doing well.  I am also a fan of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, so this particular article caught my eye.

I’d have to see it in action to truly be sold, but I would certainly love to have a resource like this at my fingertips.  I often worry about business people making decisions based on incomplete or (even worse,) no data.  The article states that Watson will grade the quality of the data as part of the process, but I would have to see more information about how it does this to have real buy-in.

Having said that, I certainly welcome the technology and cannot wait to see what sort of new insights it provides.