back to article SAP signs IBM Watson deal, ChatGPT showstopper waits in the wings

ERP giant SAP has inked an agreement with IBM to use its Watson AI technology, the aim being to help users find apps on its solutions cloud. According to Europe's largest software vendor, IBM Watson will power the digital assistant in SAP Start, through which users enter its cloud solutions environment and search for, launch …

  1. Zippy´s Sausage Factory

    I think if you need an AI to help customers decide what to buy from you, you've probably got problems that really don't need solving with AI but by simplifying your product line.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Good grief.

    I used that abomination once. I asked it questions, and it just pushed IBM crap. I was told "Go ask it a question about something specific" - which I did, got no answer, and was then told "Err, no. OK. Not that question. Try a different question....."

  3. s. pam Silver badge

    Clearly looking to charge a few $M more per customer

    i have to believe SAP clearly never heard of a [ Search Box ] if this is their future

  4. Groo The Wanderer

    Watson was the better approach, but it has a long way to go. Knowledge models and reasoning are critical to real AI. LLMs are just a toy in comparison, and the only reason they're getting hyped now is the confusion of a naive public that is as easily fooled by the likes of Drumpf as it is by text generation.

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