IBM: The face and voice of Watson

February 13, 2011

IBM | Preparing Watson for the Jeopardy! stage posed a unique challenge to the team: how to represent a system of 90 servers and hundreds of custom algorithms for the viewing public.The result? A dynamic visual avatar based on the smarter planet icon. A speaking voice that clearly pronounces a vast vocabulary. And an answer panel that reveals the system’s top responses and confidence levels. Watch the video to find out more about each of these elements.

“There’s a pattern here. It’s random, chaotic but it’s all based on data generated by Watson as it plays the game,” Joshua Davis, Digital Artist and Watson Avatar Collaborator.

Video Source: IBM

IBM's YouTube channel
IBM Watson official website
Jeopardy! website for "The IBM Challenge"