Watson doc

Watson Isn’t Just Playing Games Anymore

December 5, 2012

in -Context, 11.1 Where Computers Work, 15.5 Question-Answering Machines, 7.3 Database Trends

IBM’s Watson, the famous artificial-intelligence system that became a quiz show champ, is now poised to transform the fields of medicine, finance, education, and more. In some ways Watson is an industrial-strength version of Siri, the personal assistant built into iPhones. Is Watson leading us into a whole new era of cognitive computing? This fascinating Fast Company article puts Watson in the context of today’s data-driven world and speculates on a future that’s much bigger than talking smart phones.


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