IBM in association with Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) Pune will pilot Chintu, a cognitive assistant powered by IBM Watson on the IBM Bluemix Cloud platform.
Chintu will assist senior citizens in conducting tasks such as reading the newspaper / book, provide mood based entertainment services for song and dance and generate reminders on their daily medication.
MIT Pune students have been using IBM Watson APIs powered by IBM Bluemix.
“What I like most about Watson is that it is an incredible platform that provides a variety of services that can solve real world problems. These services can be used as and when required and are always accessible,” said Krishnamohan Manmohan, a student at MIT Pune.
“The Watson documentation was very helpful and provided a smooth learning curve,” said Astitva Shah, another student at MIT Pune.
The grant from IBM led to the purchase of Chintu, the cognitive assistant, powered by IBM Watson.