From a global perspective, Watsonx could be a game changer for enterprise AI, particularly in a world of LLMs and generative AI, said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder and principal analyst at Deep Analysis. It brings much-needed structure, governance and the possibility of building trusted and accountable systems.
The challenge for IBM, however, is twofold, he continued:
- The Watson brand is tainted after years of making and failing to deliver on grandiose promises (Watson Health, for example).
- The challenge of making enough money from Watsonx to make it a viable business for IBM.