IBM “Jeopardy!” champ computer Watson gets his own business unit, NYC headquarters
NEW YORK — IBM’s Watson supercomputer is getting his own business division and a new home in the heart of New York City.
The Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company says the new business will be dedicated to the development and commercialization of the project that first gained fame by defeating a pair of “Jeopardy!” champions in 2011.
As part of the move, IBM will invest up to $1 billion and is building a new headquarters for the business on the edge of New York City’s East Village near New York University.
Michael Rhodin, who will lead the new business, says the move marks the start of a new era for IBM.