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IBM in AI for the long haul, betting big on its Watson version

Andy Aaron, a member of the Watson speech team. IBM executives say years of investment in its AI effort are turning into moneymaking opportunities in markets like health care and manufacturing.

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WATSON, can you grow into a multibillion-dollar business and become the engine of IBM's resurgence?

IBM is betting its future that the answer is yes. Its campaign to commercialise Watson, the company's version of artificial intelligence technology, stands out, even during...