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Watson is an artificial intelligence designed by IBM to approach interpreting and understanding complex language.

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Pros

very impressive technology

7 agree

cool avatar reacts while it's thinking, displays how confident it is

5 agree

Amazing potential: search, Q&A, medicine, finance

5 agree

sometimes says the darndest things

4 agree

Excellent betting strategy on Jeopardy

3 agree

cannot hear or see you ... yet

3 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Huge, expensive, hot, loud

4 agree

can't be trusted

2 agree

will beat you every time

2 agree

Not good enough for final Jeopardy

2 agree

wants to enslave humanity

2 agree

Surprisingly poor text-to-speech

1 agrees

avatar is a spooky, 'friendly' looking version of HAL 9000's eye

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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 Watson is an artificial intelligence designed by IBM to approach interpreting and understanding complex language. Running on a farm of IBM POWER7 servers it took on Jeopardy legends Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in two matches spanning February 14, 15 and 16.

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Yale
02/15/2011 11:03

0 competitors to the IBM Watson is right... I almost added Ken and Brad but that would be taking this way too far.

Erik

Erik

02/16/2011 12:04

I don't think it would be taking it too far. Watson rules!

Can't they make a search engine out of this that actually is better than Google?

Yale

Yale

02/16/2011 05:04

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