10 May IBM is training Watson to hunt hackers
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Watson, IBM’s computer brain, has a lot of talents. It mastered “Jeopardy!,” it cooks, and even tries to cure cancer. But now, it’s training for a new challenge: Hunting hackers.
On Tuesday, IBM Security announced a new cloud-based version of the cognitive technology, dubbed “Watson for Cybersecurity.” In the fall, IBM will be partnering with eight universities to help get Watson up to speed by flooding it with security reports and data.
The plan as of now is for Watson to process up to 15,000 documents about digital security a month — including everything from blog posts to videos — so that it can get a feel for the sometimes esoteric terminology of the cybersecurity world.
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