Asian American Commercial Watch: Annabelle & IBM Watson on Life Experience

When I saw this IBM TV commercial about Watson (“… a technology platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data.”), Annabelle reminded me of my niece – who is a few years younger, but fortunately never has had cancer:

8Asians_AACW_Annabelle_IBM Watson“IBM Watson is helping doctors identify cancer treatments to outthink cancer, one patient at a time. Learn more at

In the commercial, Annabelle is about to turn seven, and says she can eat cake now – because last year, she couldn’t because she was sick with cancer. IBM Watson explains to Annabelle that it can help doctors identify cancer treatments.

If you know the history of IBM, “Think” is an early motto of the company coined by Thomas John Watson Sr. who served as the chairman and CEO of IBM from 1914 to 1956. So it’s quite interesting to see that IBM is playing with that motto with “Outthink.”


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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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