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IBM’s Watson easily wins Jeopardy!

February 17, 2011

Day 3 results: Watson wins handily over Jeopardy!‘s two most successful champions – Ken Jennins and Brad Rutter.
The real test will be applying – commercializing – Watson’s underlying analytics for language processing and data management for different industries. On IBM’s Watson website, healthcare, finance, customer services and handling ambiguity are explored.
AI already being used by Google to interpret queries; credit card companies use it to find and track fraud; Netflix uses it to recommend movies; and it’s used to process and audit billions of financial transactions and trades. AI in robotics, particularly in human-robot communication, is lagging and slowing progress.
What can we expect from Watson and IBM in the next decade? Read this.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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