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Thursday, May 12, 2016

IBM Watson To Tackle Cybercrime

IBM Watson Takes on Cybercrime with New Cloud-Based Cybersecurity Technology

Eight universities have begun a year-long initiative to train IBM Watson for work in cybersecurity. Will the Jeopardy champ soon police the internet?

Conner Forrest | May 11, 2016

On Tuesday, IBM announced that Watson, its cognitive computing system (and former Jeopardy champion), will be spending the next year training for a new job—fighting cybercrime.
Watson for Cyber Security is a cloud-based version of IBM's cognitive computing tools that will be the result of a one-year-long research project that is starting in the fall. Students and faculty from eight universities will participate in the research and train Watson to better understand how to detect potential threats.

The following universities will be a part of the process:
  1. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  2. Pennsylvania State University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  4. New York University
  5. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  6. University of New Brunswick
  7. University of Ottawa
  8. University of Waterloo

Valdman Toon
"IT IS quite ironic, and at the same time unacceptable, that the very criminals police are chasing may well be better equipped than their pursuers." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Editorial: Arm SA police better to fight cyber crime. November 7, 2013) and (IBM’s Watson Has a New Project: Fighting Cybercrime. May 10, 2016)>

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