IBM Watson announced partnership with Salesforce Einstein March 06, 2017.
Salesforce Einstein was launched in September 2016.
For those still paying attention... I have been going on and on about this needing to happen for the past three years, on Quora.
Nov 13, 2014: Bluemix appears to be an empowerment play to widen the base of developers to include those less proficient in pure coding, along the lines of Salesforce. That said, when Bluemix becomes as user-friendly as Salesforce, only then will I consider it fully baked.
Feb 24, 2015: There needs to be something along the lines of Salesforce that is not exclusively limited to conventional business processes, but something broad enough to include all the possibilities of experimental AI.
Dec 3, 2015: I'm most interested in "Lego-ization", and the plug-and-play model, which to some degree would require as yet non-existent standards. Think "Integration Platform as a Service", something along the lines of Salesforce meets MATLAB, up to the challenges of experimental AI of all kinds.
Aug 3, 2016: I want a *visual* middleware, along the lines of the highly modular Salesforce, but for experimental artificial intelligence instead of severely restricted to conventional business solutions.