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IBM Watson


Released January, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Very impressive technology. Cool avatar reacts while it's thinking, displays how confident it is. Amazing potential: search, Q&A, medicine, finance.

The Cons:Huge, expensive, hot, loud. Not good enough for final Jeopardy. Wants to enslave humanity.

 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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Pros
  • 7

    very impressive technology

  • 5

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

  • 5

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

  • 4

    sometimes says the darndest things

  • 3

    cannot hear or see you ... yet

  • 3

    Excellent betting strategy on Jeopardy

Cons
  • 3

    Huge, expensive, hot, loud

  • 1

    Not good enough for final Jeopardy

  • -1

    wants to enslave humanity

  • -2

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

  • -2

    can't be trusted

  • -2

    Surprisingly poor text-to-speech

  • -3

    will beat you every time

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Yale
Yale: #ibm_watson 0 competitors to the IBM Watson is right... I almost added Ken and Brad but that would be taking this way too far. Feb 15, 11
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