This morning I attended a session of the Digital and Social Media Leadership Forum in which we heard all about IBM Watson – a cognitive system enabling a new partnership between people and computers.

That’s the official explanation – but in simple Keith-type language, it’s a bunch of apps and systems that when you piece it all together, creates a really clever computer which delivers some massively impressive outcomes for the businesses in which it sits.  Naturally if computers will take on more work, then there’s a people issue, but it’s all about future proofing whatever business you’re in.

After the session, I did a brief video:

Here’s a video from IBM on what Watson is:

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