- IBM announced Wednesday that Project Intu, a platform designed to "enable embodied cognition" is now available in its experimental form.
- Project Intu allows developers to more easily embed Watson cognitive computing functions into a variety of devices.
- IDC recently estimated that three-quarters of developer teams will use cognitive and AI functions in at least one application or service by 2018.
The lure of automation and streamlined business processes means that enterprises will likely move to adopt AI technology in troves. IBM wants to make it easier for them to do so. The easier it becomes for developers to incorporate cognitive technology, the more prevalent the services will become.
According to IBM, Project Intu "offers developers a ready-made environment on which to build cognitive experiences running on a wide variety of operating systems."
As the technology advances across sectors of business technology, integrating AI into technology will become the rule, rather than the exception. In the coming year, Gartner projects an acceleration in the use of AI and machine learning, where tech will start to move beyond rule-based problem solving to creating "intelligent" machines that can adapt, and even operate, autonomously.