On a particularly bright day in January, Nitin Mishra decided to write to International Business Machines (IBM). He wanted to experiment. For five months, Mishra, along with his two friends Ankit Dhawan and Deepak Mishra, was trying to develop an app that would discover relevant content, shorten it and deliver it to users. His team was facing the obvious problem: How to make the app that would stand out in the market clutter? They wanted to make an intelligent live news curation and summary app. Their own product monitored trending news and personalised it for users, but it wasn’t really the app that users would swoon over.
AI meets API – Why IBM’s Watson has had a slow start in India
You won't need Watson’s artificial intelligence to get this answer
In late 2013, IBM opened up Watson to the global developer community
Beginning 2014, IBM has been building business units around Watson, abandoning the seven-year long Smarter Planet vision
By February 2016, Watson had nearly 80,000 developers and 500 startups and companies among its active users
IBM is focussing on students and developers in India, which is how it started its Watson play in the US