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IBM Watson teams up with Elmo

Kenneth Corbin | April 29, 2016
Apps built on IBM Watson’s cognitive computing platform could make Sesame Street’s Elmo a personalized tutor for preschoolers, reading and analyzing cues in real time and responding with engaging educational activities.

Issues like the revenue split from any commercial effort are still fluid, Green says, though she prefers to talk about the social benefit that could arise from the latest in a series of Watson "moonshots" -- IBM's term for the cognitive-computing projects it has been launching with the aim of tackling knotty challenges in areas ranging from healthcare to energy to education.


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