February 17, 2012 – The next evolution of IBM’s game-show winning analytics supercomputer is in increased access and the cloud.

In a blog on the vendor’s site, Watson lead researcher David Ferrucci outlined the developing interconnectivity in the new era of data processing by “intelligent machines.” To that end, IBM is working on offerings of Watson’s high-powered analytics and information retrieval capabilities onsite or in a cloud environment. Ferrucci described a four-point plan for Watson’s development to provide more and better predictive analytics predictive analytics over massive and varying data sets in an environment shared “as if exploring a simulated world.”

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