This Holiday Season International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s Watson Wants To Be Of Help


International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has come up with IBM Watson Trend App, a mobile app that is promising to offer help to holiday shoppers. Already, the Watson Trend App is predicting popular holiday items that are likely to sell out early this year and shoppers can move quickly to acquire them so that they don’t miss out. Commerce is just one of the areas IBM is trying to leverage Watson. The company is also pushing the cognitive computing technology in health, education and multiple other sectors.

Watson has and continues to make a name for itself and the parent International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM). This holiday season, Watson is out to help shoppers have a more satisfying holiday experience. With Watson Trend App, you can get what you want and possibly at the right price before it sells out.

Legos to sell out early

For parents, IBM’s Watson Trend App is predicting that some Lego sets will be in extremely high demand this holiday season and possibly will sell out before Christmas. As such, if you are looking to grab Lego sets such as Lego City, Star War and Friends, Watson is advising you to get them in the ongoing pre-Black Friday sales. Otherwise, you and your kid are likely to miss out because the three sets will be the most in-demand Legos this year.

Tracking consumer sentiments

Not only is the Watson Trend App capable of predicting demand for and availability of a product, but also helping you understand holiday trends. Blessed with data from more than 10,000 online sources, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s Watson Trend App is also examining consumer sentiments this holiday to look for patterns and help you understand trends that can be useful to your holiday shopping decisions.

Interest in traditional cameras

For example, Watson Trend App has already noted that consumer interest is growing for traditional cameras this holiday despite recent upgrades in smartphone cameras. For Pro photographers, Watson Trend App is predicting that Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)’s 42-megapixel Alpha 7RII camera is the preferred choice. Families are showing interest in Nikon Corp (ADR)(OTCMKTS:NINOY)’s DSLR shooter.

Natural running shoes

On the footwear side, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s Watson Trend App has established that women are showing great interest in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE)’s Free, Flyknit Racing Shoes and Air Max as natural running shoes.

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