IBM Bets on Watson With Global Research Center in Germany

  • Munich HQ is biggest investment in Europe in two decades
  • Internet of Things division to play `key role' in growth

IBM's Watson.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Bob Dylan may not be impressed with the song-writing abilities of Watson in the advertising campaign IBM is running for its supercomputer that is supposed to understand language and mimic the inductive reasoning of a human brain. But the company is counting on Watson’s creativity, paired with a major push into the Internet of Things, to spark sales in its data-analytics and cloud-computing business.

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