IBM has made another investment out of the $100 million it has set aside to fund companies using the Watson cognitive computing system, this time investing an undisclosed amount of money into a company called Fluid. IBM and Fluid are working on an application, called Expert Shopper, that will let consumers ask complex, natural language questions on retail websites and receive product recommendations in return. Fluid is IBM’s second publicly announced Watson-fund investment, with the first going to a health care startup called Welltok. Both were early partners in IBM’s cloud-based Watson service and API.

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  1. Tarun Jaitely Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    That’s a kind of interesting news from IBM.

  2. Evelyn de Souza Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    I feel like there is too much focus on the commercialization of the Internet and into pressuring consumers into shopping choices.

    1. Hallelujah. But where there’s a dollar to be spent, there’s investment.

      1. Totally agree on this. So many news of fund raising and investing.


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