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IBM bets big on cognitive; ropes in Watson for manufacturing

Soumik Ghosh | June 6, 2017
Organisations today face rising resource costs in traditionally low-cost production markets. Cognitive manufacturing helps swing the balance back in favor of manufacturers, believes Bruce Anderson, IBM.


Impact of opensource on electronics manufacturing
One of the best examples of IBM's role in opensource is the Hyperledger--an open source, modular, multi-channel transaction network. I think blockchain for supply chain is going to be huge. A multi-company system like blockchain can reduce the friction in manufacturing to a large extent.

What matters most in manufacturing is that you have to run the plant at a cost that's lesser than what the finance guys proposed. Cognitive can help you cut down the response time to fix manufacturing anomalies. 

Watson can grab all the information, analyse, and tell you: Here're the things you need to check in this order, because essentially, it has the brains of every service person, every manufacturing designer incorporated into it.

Source: Computerworld India


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