IBM has announced a new system-agnostic platform which is aimed at enabling embodied cognition. This new project is called ‘Project Intu’ and with this new experimental release, IBM is trying to improve its cognitive computing efforts. With the help of this new project, end-users will be able to embed Watson function into various devices such as robots, avatars, and even IoT devices.
Rob High, IBM Fellow, vice president and CTO of IBM Watson stated: "IBM is taking cognitive technology beyond a physical technology interface like a smartphone or a robot toward an even more natural form of human and machine interaction."
Developers will be helped in areas like language, conversation and visual recognition with the help of Project Intu. Usually, developers need to work and program each and every movement of the device in order to perform a specific task, but with the help of Project Intu, these movements can be combined so that the device can perform a particular task, like greeting a visitor in a hotel, in a very natural way.
Cognitive experiences can be built on a wide range of OS, which includes Windows, Linux, MacOS, and even Raspberry Pi. Project Intu also offers a ready environment on which these experiences can be built on.
The continuation of IBM’s work in the field of embodied cognition is said to be lead through Project Intu, which is said to be advancing from IBM Research. This experimental offering is made available for the developers so as to get feedback from them, resulting as a basis for further refinements required as it moves to beta.