Artificial Intelligence: How Watson works

How Watson works
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Today in class we looked at Watson as a possible example of an intelligent computer and discussed the question:

Does it matter how a computer generates an answer, provided it demonstrates an “intelligent” result?

This video from IBM explains how Watson breaks down, processes, and “understands” a typical Jeopardy question, and how possible answers are generated:

And here is Watson demonstrating that ability on day 1 of the Jeopardy contest:

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