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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.
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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.
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BriteStarRobot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
O.o

I always thought Watson was male.

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

Thanks. ^^
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BriteStarRobot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
:)
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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.
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:iconbellacielo:
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
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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. :)
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:iconbellacielo:
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-
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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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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was actually split between making this a male or female character. I went with a girl in the end because OS-tans are typically portrayed as women. ^^
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AlliaSterling Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Oooh, I see XD
She has nice hair :D
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconalliasterling:
AlliaSterling Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
You're welcome :3
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Buuya Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Digital Artist
THE SWIRLIES! Perfect :D
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Watson-tan loves her swirlies and pointless-but-cool-looking bioluminescence, what can I say? :giggle:
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tookie2000 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Oh MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! THAT WAS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GOING TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I saw that ad and I was like "I smell a gijinka!" BUT YOU DID IT FIRST!
(I'm not really this mad)
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was shocked when I couldn't find any existing gijinka for this system. I thought there would be a ton out there already. ^^''

Aw, this shouldn't stop you from making one too if you want! In fact, I'd be interested to see what you make. :D
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tookie2000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Thanks
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GiantPanda Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice hips.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She is a curvy gal. :blush:
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pwuerrer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Cute ^^

Didn't know about IBM's Watson up to now but this machine clearly impresses me.
And it runs on POWER7! From owning a POWER5 workstation I know that those CPUs are massive.
15 terabytes :O...they sure know how to show off :D

I wonder why IBM's own AIX (which should be tailor-made for POWER) isn't running the software...
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, Watson is all over the US media right now - it's probably the most famous computer system in the country!

It's awesome that you have a POWER5 Workstation. OwO IBM certainly does know how to show off (and with great style too). ^^

I was surprised to hear that Watson doesn't AIX; why they picked SuSE I'm not entirely clear on... : \
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pwuerrer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Maybe AI programming is easier on Linux because there are more specialized libraries available? Or maybe a promotional deal with Novell for Linux on POWER? I can't think of any other reasons since SuSE always felt terribly slow on the machines I tested it on...the PPC port was even slower (though maybe they wrote some tailor-made code for POWER7, I only tested it on a POWER4 machine)

Sadly the P285 doesn't have much to do at the moment. Most of the time it's idling around and munching away SETI workloads... I wonder if I should open a public account on the machine, since I think there are many people who'd like to try out AIX but don't want to buy a (still quite expensive) POWER-architecture computer.
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cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
She's so shiny!
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Like any good IBM publicity stunt. :smoking:
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cptlfrghtr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Yes! I welcome our buxom, shiny, computer overlords!
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are the best kind of computer overlords. :la:
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NejinOniwa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Playing with AI's, are we eh, IBM?
Silly boys. Can't do that. That's MY area.

Anyways, I doth liek this work indeed. The linked pic is unavailable though...
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you building an AI we don't know about Nej? ovo

Thanks. I just hope it isn't too eye-scorchingly glowy. -w-
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NejinOniwa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
I am ALWAYS building things. But yes, I suppose that project is just that. Worthy question how long it'll be before I get access to the proper materials, though...

Oh, link fixed.
And it's glowy, but it's GOOD glowy. I liek.
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Choco-la-te Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
*applause*
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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galaxy1701d Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Aww, how cute! I take it you've been paying pretty close attention to the Jeopardy rounds? Just wondering, how much do you know about the Watson computer? I wonder how long the project took to develop, and I know that besides playing Jeopardy, she's supposed to be a prototype for supercomputers being proposed for more practical purposes. ^_^
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know it; I made a point on watching each game. It was some of the most thrilling television I've seen in awhile! :D

I'm afraid my knowledge of Watson's technical details is a bit sketchy; I've heard the project was in development for well over five years. There are so many potential uses for this sort of technology - it's really exciting to think where it might lead. ^^
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galaxy1701d Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Jeopardy is an interesting game. When I first heard of it and started playing the early computer game versions as an elementary school student, I thought it was bizarre that you were getting the answers, and had to think of the questions, but after seeing the process in action, I think it's brilliant. In fact, I think it's probably harder to think of the question when given an answer than it is to think of an answer when given a question!

I know some people who are afraid computers like Watson will end up turning into HAL or Skynet someday, but I like computers and I love the idea of them becoming smarter and smarter. And in today's increasingly connected and complicated world, where it takes more and more advanced technology to support what we're trying to do with our society, I agree with you; there are a ton of potential uses for it even outside the Department of Defense, which is what most people would think of for computers like that.

I just hope that as these computers get more advanced, we won't end up in the WALL-E world where humans don't do anything anymore and have all become fat, bloated and lazy. Now, on the other hand, the Chobits world is something I wouldn't mind... =)
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