IBM brings in academic superstars to move cognitive computing beyond Watson

IBM’s famous Watson system kicked butt on Jeopardy! and is already making a name for itself in the health care space but it’s not yet good enough. That’s why IBM is teaming with MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on a research initiative it hopes will advance the state of the art in what IBM calls “cognitive computing.”