On January 15, I attended the Watson Warriors event in snowy Seattle, hosted by Tech Data. Watson Warriors is a multi-challenge game, developed by Launch Consulting, that allows data scientists to compete against each other to solve AI problems using Watson Studio Cloud. In this first Warrior challenge, we used weather data and images to predict where fires were occurring. Several more challenges will be hosted around the country in the coming months.
I was very pleased to see so many people at the event. In my estimation, there were probably about 80 people there. I teamed up with a couple of friends from IBM and another business partner in the competition. We didn’t win, but we did have a great time. I’m looking forward to the next one in San Antonio in March!