Watson software for mobile is coming to IBM’s new Pro and Watson AI systems, a source familiar with the development of the systems told Axios.
The sources said the software is slated for release in 2018.
IBM Watson-Pascal will be the company’s first mobile-focused platform, with support for mobile computing and the Internet of Things, the sources said.
The source said IBM will be building a range of Watson-Pro systems to support other devices, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.
IBM is investing heavily in mobile development, with more than $2 billion in new hardware investments in the past year, according to a report from Bernstein Research.
The Watson software will have more advanced artificial intelligence capabilities than the company has before, the source said.
IBM announced Watson Pro in May as a way to improve its AI capabilities in the face of growing AI problems, which include the emergence of machine learning algorithms, such the Watson Watson-Net.
Watson-Convergence, which combines the company, Microsoft, and Google, is aimed at creating a platform for developing AI for Watson and related software.
IBM has also created its own mobile platform, called Watson for Mobile, which includes the Watson software, a web-based dashboard, and other services for developers.
IBM also has been working with Apple on a mobile operating system called “Watson for iOS.”
Watson for Android, a Google-developed system that will allow developers to create apps for Watson on Android phones and tablets, is expected to be released later this year.
IBM and Microsoft will collaborate on new Watson software.
The companies have also been collaborating on Watson software development.
In June, Microsoft announced it would be working on a new mobile operating platform called “Hadoop” for Watson.
The two companies have been working together for several years on the “Hierarchical Machine Learning” (HML) technology, which aims to develop the capability of deep learning and deep machine learning models, according the company.
Hadoop, which is a programming language for the development and analysis of deep neural networks, is the name for a set of tools and frameworks that developers can use to make deep neural network models that can learn from data.
IBM said it will be collaborating with Microsoft and Google on Hadoops, as well as with IBM on a range to support its cloud computing services.
IBM’s move to bring Watson-AAP is part of a wider effort to build a new platform for AI.
Watson will be integrated into IBM’s cloud computing service called Watson Services, which will offer cloud-based AI services to developers, customers and customers of its other cloud offerings, according IBM.
The company has also been building out a new Watson business unit, which focuses on AI for enterprise customers.
IBM, Microsoft and Amazon are building their own cloud-connected AI and cloud services.
Google is building its own AI and machine learning platform, the TensorFlow.
IBM in July said it had signed a deal to provide cloud services to Amazon Web Services.
IBM will also work on AI applications for cloud computing and will be making use of Amazon’s ElasticSearch platform, according a company release.
The move is likely to help IBM boost its cloud offerings in a market dominated by Microsoft and other cloud providers.
IBM last month announced it was creating its own cloud platform, Watson for Cloud, that will offer developers access to IBM Cloud products.
The new platform will be part of IBM’s Cloud Platform, a cloud platform that will provide applications to developers that integrate with IBM Cloud platforms, according an IBM statement.