IDG Contributor Network: The promise and the power of the business-focused IBM Watson digital assistant

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Digital assistants may be all the rage, but just like the iPod was when it launched—compared to the iPhone which it evolved into—they are a pale image of their eventual selves. In addition, they are mostly focused on consumers, while business executives, most of whom lost their secretaries a decade or so back, have the greater need.

Apple’s offering, the HomePod, is even a bad joke in the home…suggesting that even a major player like Apple can’t get this right.

The one big hope, particularly for business is the IBM Watson Assistant.  I’d hoped that Apple would extend their partnership with IBM

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