Bloomfire Ties Into IBM Watson

Austin-based Bloomfire said this morning that it has inked a partnership with IBM, to incorporate IBM's Watson technology into its software. IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence and cognitive computing platform best known for conquering Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings in a faceoff between man-and-machine back in 2011, will be used by Bloomfire to automatically tag content in the company's collaboration software. Financial details of the link were not announced, but Bloomfire says it is tapping into data insight APIs from IBM Watson for auto tagging corporate knowledge repositories and posts, to improve searchability of that content for its customers.