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IBM Watson To Fight Cybercrime

After Watson beat human players on the TV game show Jeopardy!, its cognitive might was put to work in a variety of fields, including healthcare and finance. Now IBM Security is dispatching the supercomputer to fight cybercrime.


On Tuesday, IBM announced that it is expanding the role of Watson from beyond the healthcare, financial, and customer service industries to fighting cybercrime, as it unveiled Watson for Cyber Security.

As part of this launch, Watson will team up with eight universities in the fall to expand its cloud-based knowledge of the cyber-security landscape. The universities aim to annotate and feed Watson's machine-learning system with security reports and data.

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