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IBM's Watson supercomputer gets its own business
IBM's Watson supercomputer gets its own business unit, NYC headquarters
Associated Press
2014-01-09 09:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- IBM's Watson supercomputer is getting its own business division and a new home in New York City.

The computing company says the new business will be dedicated to the development and commercialization of the project that first gained fame by defeating a pair of "Jeopardy!" quiz show champions in 2011.

IBM has since been developing Watson for more practical purposes. It's being used in industries ranging from health care to banking.

IBM will invest up to $1 billion and is building a new headquarters for the business near New York University.

Michael Rhodin, who will lead the new business, says the move marks the start of a new era for IBM.

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