CeBIT 2017: Meet Pepper the IBM Watson Powered Robot

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At CeBIT 2017,  the team at Tech IT Out had the pleasure of meeting Pepper which is according to the IBM team on the CeBIT showroom floor, a robot powered by IBM Watson.

From what we were told on the showroom floor, the Watson-powered Pepper robot can be equipped with core functionalities as well as a Watson software development kit (SDK) that allows developers and clients to tailor the interaction experience.

IBM will give clients access to Watson APIs and various pre-packaged applications designed to address a variety of personal and professional needs.

To date, more than 140 SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan are using Pepper as a new way of welcoming, informing and amusing their customers. Pepper also recently became the first humanoid robot to be adopted in Japanese homes!

To find out more, watch the video below:

Edited By: Darryl Linington
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