(Bloomberg) -- International Business Machines Corp.’s Watson technology, famous for outsmarting humans on the game show “Jeopardy!,” will be offered as a cloud-based tool to application developers, letting them tap a resource capable of giving everything from shopping tips to medical advice.

Programmers will be able to access the IBM Watson Developers Cloud, an online marketplace with resources for developing apps, use a content store with data from third-party providers and get help from IBM and contracted professionals, the Armonk, New York-based company said in a statement today.

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