1. Marchesa's cognitive dress
IBM's cognitive computing platform, Watson, is being used in a host of businesses in finance, healthcare, legal, and other fields. But, there are some deployments that may surprise you.
IBM partnered with womenswear brand Marchesa to develop a cognitive dress that responded to human emotion at the Met Gala. Using Watson APIs and a host of other tools, the dress analyzed social sentiment and changed color depending on how users responded on Twitter.
SEE: 5 companies using IBM Watson to power their business (ZDNet)
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