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IBM Says Watson Jeopardy Win is Just the Beginning

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Posted February 18, 2011 By -     Feedback

IBM's Watson moves from Jeopardy! fame to health care.

After defeating human competition in two Jeopardy! quiz show matches, IBM's Watson computer is ready to move on to bigger and better things. According to this report on eWeek, the Watson experiment indicates how truly important artificial intelligence and natural language processing can be for all kinds of business uses.


"Watson beat two of the show’s most successful and celebrated contestants – Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter – to win a $1 million grand prize that IBM donated to charity.

"At an IBM event here Feb. 16 for press and analysts to view the airing of the final match, Katherine Frase, vice president of IBM Research, said, 'It’s not about the game.' Frase noted that the Jeopardy game was just a way for IBM to showcase some of the advances it has made in computer science.

"However, the Watson experiment indicates how truly important artificial intelligence and natural language processing can be for all kinds of business uses, including health care, law, call centers and a lot more, Frase said."

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