Watson and Elmo are joining forces.

Computing giant IBM and the nonprofit organization behind popular children’s television show “Sesame Street” announced Wednesday a new partnership to bring so-called “cognitive computing” to early childhood education. The idea is to develop products featuring Sesame characters and content that are capable of responding in personalized ways to individual students based on their skills, interests, and developmental trajectories. Key to the effort will be the technology behind IBM’s Watson, which takes a “big data” approach to understanding and responding to human language.

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