Artificial intelligence has been around for a very long time with initial work beginning back as far as the 1950s and 1960s. In more recent times, with the explosion in the amount of data available, expert systems now have a lot more information to be able to work with, and a lot more opportunities to become useful as well. As a result, we’re starting to see AI being deployed for mainstream business applications. IBM Watson has been an early leader in this space, and continues to roll out innovative applications. In this Future Tech interview we talk with Jason Leonard, the Watson Business Leader for IBM across Asia Pacific, GCG & Japan about machine intelligence and the many industries where Watson is being deployed around the world.