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Photos: 20 products you didn't know were built with IBM Watson

6. Holiday shopping

The IBM Watson Trend app takes data from millions of online conversations about specific products to help shoppers understand what will become trendy in a holiday season, so they can buy it before it sells out. For example, the app predicted which Lego sets were likely to sell out around Christmas 2015.

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By Conner Forrest

Conner Forrest is an analyst for 451 Research. He was formerly a Senior Editor for TechRepublic.