80% of all the world’s new data is stored in human language: e-mail, blogs, medical records, etc. But computers understand 1s and 0s, not words. To help make sense of it all, IBM built a computer – Watson - that can understand human language. As an ultimate test of its ability, Watson would compete on the quiz show Jeopardy!, whose difficult clues filled with puns, jokes and wordplay made it the perfect challenge. The task for the agency was to help people understand why IBM built a computer to compete on Jeopardy. However, this challenge also presented an opportunity...to make IBM relevant to a broad audience and reinforce their leadership in research and development.
Case & movie: IBM Watson.