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Watson-in-the-Watt Technology Workshop:

AI-Powered Research and Education with IBM Watson

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Most know of IBM Watson as the AI supercomputer that destroyed its human competitors on Jeopardy! back in 2011. Since that time, Watson technology has grown into a multifaceted AI platform with diverse industry applications, from healthcare to agriculture. In this workshop, researchers from Clemson University and North Carolina State University present their use of Watson in their research projects. Topics include:

  • Identification of unhealthy plants in UAV imagery;
  • Diagnosing rare diseases;
  • Improving lesion measurements from CT scans; and
  • Understanding the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

In addition, the Watson Creative Inquiry team at Clemson will showcase the unique role that Creative Inquiry plays at the intersection between education, academic research and IBM Watson. The workshop will close with a focused consultation session where interested researchers can discuss their projects with experts from IBM.

An agenda is available for this workshop.

If you are interested in working with the Watson-in-the-Watt on your project, please fill out this brief survey and we will follow up with you via email.

UPDATE: In addition to the event on April 26, the Watt Center now plans to host an IBM Watson bootcamp from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 27 in room 316. During this bootcamp, an IBM Watson expert will lead a hands-on training session on the use of various Watson technologies. All are welcome!


Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. One hour will be allotted for lunch.

Friday, April 27, 2018 | 9 a.m. – Noon


Thursday, April 26, 2018 | Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium (Room 108)

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Watt Family Innovation Center (Room 316)

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Clemson University strives to provide convenient parking to all our partners, visitors, students and staff, but with limited parking available we strongly encourage carpooling or taking advantage of our Clemson Area Transit. Visitor Passes to park on campus can be purchased though Clemson Parking Services online or at the Clemson University Police Department on Centennial Blvd. There are a limited number of timed Visitor Meter parking spots located throughout campus. Outside speakers for the workshop will be provided with visitor parking passes, courtesy of the Watt Center.


For more information, contact Dr. Hudson Smith at