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Chibi IBM Watson-tan by BellaCielo Chibi IBM Watson-tan by BellaCielo
A -tan for the IBM Watson artificial intelligence program; aka The Jeopardy Playing Computer. :D

-Watson-tan is best friends with Linux-sama (Watson runs on SuSE Linux)
-Very tall and rather *ahem* endowed (the computer it runs on is purported to have 15 TERABYTES RAM)
-Has an eidetic memory and encyclopedic knowledge (Watson has many reference sites and books stored on its HDDs, eliminating the need to be connected to the internet to work)
-Wears large rectangular glasses (refers to the glass panel in front of computer system [link] )
-Competitive with humans (AND HOW!)
-Surrounded by a swarm of luminescent threads that react to her emotions (see: Watson's avatar)
-Bioluminescent blue-green hair (again, see the computer system and avatar)
-Has colour-changing eyes (splotchy light + dark blue normally, green when she's happy, orange when she's upset)
-Seems to have an obsession with certain numbers (especially 42).
-At least one-quarter Massachusettsan in upbringing (MIT was in on the project.... yeyyyyyy~)

Pen and ink lineart; colouring in Photoshop CS4
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tenko72 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I saw this on wakachan. So, it was you who drew it! I really like the design. The combo of business-like and fanservicey works.
BellaCielo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, I remember seeing it on Wakachan too. Glad you like the design and don't think it's too over-the-top. ^^; I really wanna do a full-body picture featuring her.
BriteStarRobot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011

I always thought Watson was male.

But great pic none the less!
BellaCielo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most OS-tans are portrayed as girls, though. >w<

Thanks. ^^
BriteStarRobot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Kattlanna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
I didn't watch the Jeopardy match because I couldn't find which channel it was on (I fail. :( ), but I heard that he won, yes?

Anyways, what an awesome design! She's so colorful and glowy and the design simply suits Watson really well. Glad you took initiative with creating Watson-tan! I never did get to drawing a concept sketch, but had envisioned her with a more mystical flair for some reason.
BellaCielo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Blargh, that nearly happened to me. Took quite a bit of hunting to find a channel that aired Jeopardy. :\ Yes! Even though he had a few close calls in the first round, Watson pulled ahead spectacularly in the second and third.

Thanks, I did a ton of doodling before I was happy with a design. Mystical, you say? I'm sure Watson's rather fabulous avatar (and the huge amount of hype surrounding it as the GREATEST AI EVER BUILT~) influenced your concept for her. ;P
Kattlanna Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Knew I should have tried harder searching for the channel with Jeopardy on it. ^^;

Yeah, you're right- I thought of Watson-tan being the mystical type because of Watson's avatar. It looks cool and other-worldly. :)
BellaCielo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you might be able to find clips of the game on teh internets...

Indeed it does, those IBMers know how to craft a flashy computer. -W-
AlliaSterling Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Ah, can I ask one little question? ^^'
Why did you decide to make Watson a girl?
They used a man's voice, you see...
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