Watson to Take on Human Jeopardy Competitors
IBM has been hard at work for the past 3 years developing their latest Question Answering computer. Watson, named after founder Thomas J. Watson, is supposed to duplicate the human brain's ability to understand the meaning of words, know the difference between relevant and irrelevant content and deliver final answers.
The company is so sure of the ability of their computer they are working on an avatar so that it can compete on Jeopardy later this year. The research has gone as far as getting the computer to answer in the form of a question.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 18, 2010 9:10 AM