At its annual Think conference today, IBM unveiled IBM Watsonx, a new AI and data platform that will allow businesses to scale and hasten the impact of AI with reliable data.
Enterprises utilizing AI today require access to a complete technology stack that enables them to develop, test, and roll out AI models across their organization with reliable data, speed, and governance, all this in one location and across any cloud environment.
With Watsonx, IBM is providing businesses with a seamless end-to-end AI workflow that will make AI easier to adapt, scale, and access foundation models that have been curated and trained by IBM as well as open-source models. It will act as a data store to enable the gathering and cleaning of training and tuning data, and a toolkit for governance of AI.
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Arvind Krishna, chairman and CEO of IBM, said, “With the development of foundation models, AI for business is more powerful than ever. Using AI is vastly more scalable, economical, and effective when foundation models are used.”
“In order for clients to be more than just users and gain the benefits of AI, we designed IBM Watsonx specifically for the needs of businesses. While maintaining complete control over their data, companies can swiftly train and deploy customized AI capabilities across their whole business with IBM Watsonx,” he added.
Clients will have access to the set of tools, technology, infrastructure, and consulting skills needed to develop their own AI models on their own data, or to enhance and modify existing models, and then deploy them at scale in a more dependable and open environment to promote commercial success.