University students will use supercomputer Watson to analyse and predict crime, Imperial College London revealed during IBM Connect last week.
Computing students in Imperial College London will work with IBM and team Watson to develop a cognitive computer application to solve challenging problems within the university’s crime department.
IBM Watson is a computer that can understand and read natural language. It famously beat human contestants on live US quiz show Jeopardy without an internet connection. The university’s partnership with IBM to use the computer is a European first.
It is hoped Watson will allow students to analyse data from various official crime documents alongside RSS feeds, blogs, news reports and social media.