Compared to Apple's Siri speech-activated personal assistant, IBM's Watson is a genius.
Zooey Deschanel might ask Siri, "Is that rain?"
She might ask Watson, "Who's the author that wrote, 'It was a dark and stormy night'?"
(Edward Bulwer-Lytton, for the literary-minded among you.)
Until now, Watson's tech has been too big to cram into a mobile device. All those smarts takes a room full of servers, an incredible amount of calculations and a thick wire into the electrical mains.
That's about to change.
The power consumption behind Watson's performance is &… Read more