IBM’s Watson Will Help Veterans Prepare for Post-Military Life
From Jeopardy contestant and customer-service agent to master chef, IBM’s Watson supercomputer has taken on a number of roles in the past few years.
Now, IBM is partnering with United Services Automobile Association to put the world’s most famous supercomputer to a new use: helping members of the military prepare for civilian life.
USAA, which provides financial services to military personnel and their families, is rolling out “Ask Watson,” an online tool that will help members get answers to questions about how they can prepare for life outside the military.
To enable the military-specific queries, IBM Watson analyzed more than 3,000 documents on topics related to military transitions. USAA members will be able to log on to the association’s website, and ask Watson about issues related to returning to civilian life, including resume writing, and how to take advantage of the G.I. Bill.
Although “Ask Watson” has been available to IBM’s enterprise customers since last year, this is the first time the company is making it available to consumers.
“Putting Watson into the hands of consumers is a critical milestone toward improving how we work and live,” Mike Rhodin, senior vice-president of IBM Watson Group, said in a statement. “USAA’s innovative application is a prime example of how Watson’s cognitive intellect has the potential to empower individuals and organizations. We believe this new service can help men and women who served their country gain timely and relevant insights into the steps they need to successfully move to civilian life.”
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