IBM Watson Brings AI Wonders to Cybersecurity

8 universities will help teach the machine to stop hacks.

After dominating its human competitors on the television gameshow Jeopardy!, IBM’s artificial intelligence platform Watson began dabbling with healthcare, pharmaceuticals, finance, education—even cooking. Now the machine is dipping its (robot) toes into the cybersecurity business.

Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM  IBM 0.84% , will introduce a cybersecurity-specific version of Watson at an IBM computer security summit on Tuesday, the company said. The project, powered by IBM’s Bluemix cloud computing platform, includes a partnership between IBM and eight universities that begins in the fall. Some of the schools include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and Pennsylvania State University.

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