Thomson Reuters enlists IBM Watson

Source: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced they have entered into an agreement to enhance customer solutions across Thomson Reuters using Watson.

The collaboration underscores the ongoing commitment by Thomson Reuters to deliver innovative technology solutions within specific industry domains to its customers via its in-house technology development, as well as through key strategic collaborations.

"Thomson Reuters helps customers make critical business decisions by applying cutting-edge technology and domain expertise to complex sets of data and information," said Brian Scanlon, chief strategy officer, Thomson Reuters. "Our work with IBM to apply Watson is a natural complement to our market-leading customer solutions."

"Working with Thomson Reuters, and their vast trove of data, is an incredible opportunity to combine Watson's cognitive capabilities with a global leader in decision making solutions across science, legal, tax, and finance," said Mike Rhodin, senior vice president, IBM Watson. "The result will be accelerated discoveries for the professionals that rely on these important information solutions, ultimately bringing new levels of speed and precision to critical decisions."

Thomson Reuters will explore the application of Watson technology to key industry market opportunities to leverage deep content analytics, natural language processing, decision support and evidence-based learning to enable Thomson Reuters customers to derive greater insight and workflow efficiency. 

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