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article imageWatson: American education to STEM leaders of global innovation

By Vincent Sobotka     Feb 14, 2011 in Technology
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are the required elements envisioned by President Barack Obama to equip Americans as the leaders of innovation in an expanding global economy.
Four elements; speed, precision, time and production, combined in a four-way company merger to plant the seed, which sprouted deep roots and bloomed a global technology giant. Initially named Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation. In 1926, the ancestral companies foresaw the powerful potential they had created and implemented the Corporate name International Business Machines (IBM), which now maintains its headquarters near Amork, New York, U.S.A., a neutral proximity to the quadruple correlation.
IBM has since received credit for stocking households with contemporary mechanics, providing solutions to companies of all sizes and meshing worldwide business communications.
As a century of operation has brought upon an era where clouds are not just obscuring masses of frozen particles breezing through Earth's atmosphere and a business deal can, within minutes, affect the economy of a nation half-way around the globe, IBM has claimed its placement amongst the pedestal of innovation's leaders in technology. Fortune 2010 ranked IBM as the 20th largest firm in the United States, and the 33rd among global corporations. IBM has most recently earned respect and attention for its creation of Watson, the world's first super-computer that utilizes an immense amount of data and analytical processes to recognizes answers based on clues and subtle meanings in language.
Watson will appear in a series of Jeopardy! this week, competing against two of the show's most historic and popular contestants. The episodes were filmed last month, but they will air from February 14 to February 16.
Watson is far more than a quiz show novelty, though. The innovation used to build the computer and that of its capabilities fall directly in line with the message delivered in President Barack Obama's 2011 State of the Union address on January 25. Emphasizing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), even at the most youthful levels, so that America's future workforce has the knowledge and skills to successfully compete within increasingly sophisticated industries, and to rise atop the leaders of a much more globalized economy growing by such technology.
Watson is the identity of this transformation. Once widely-introduced, the various uses of the technology Watson has been based on are predicted to not only improve Government and business practices, but also municipal, medical, legislative and many other citizen services.
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