IBM in pact with MIT Pune to pilot cognitive assistant Chintu

IBM Watson powered Chintu
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.
Chintu at MIT Pune
“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.