Steve Mills, SVP of IBM Software (left), and Dr. John Kelly, SVP of IBM Research, view Stream Computing technology.
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"Man vs. Machine"
An artificial intelligence computer system developed by IBM, Watson the computer is capable of answering questions that are posed in natural language. In 2011, as a test of its abilities, Watson competed on the quiz show Jeopardy!, in the show's first and only human-versus-machine match.
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IBM Personal Computer, circa 1981.
IBM's new zEnterprise EC12 mainframe computer
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IBM's 'Watson' computing system.
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IBM has offered to keep employees on if they are willing to relocate to India.
Someone using an IBM System/370 mainframe computer in 1970 -- presumably not at Boston University, where I used one in the 1980s
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An undated photo of a 1981 IBM desktop computer.
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Croatian employees of IBM play a round of golf on the island Brijuni, a favorite playground of Tito.
A sign marks the entrance to IBM Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, New York.
IBM CEO Sam Palmisano
Author Edwin Black holds a copy of a Nazi-era IBM contract