IBM WATSON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Watson is a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM’s DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM’s first CEO and industrialist Thomas J. Watson.
Computer Wins on ‘Jeopardy!’: Trivial, It’s Not
Whatever happened to IBM’s Watson? It’s been more than three years since it defeated the “Jeopardy” champions, and not much has been heard from it. There was a brief flurry of interest in January when CEO Ginni Rometty made a $1 billion pledge toward the development of Watson, but specific innovations have been lacking.
The point is this: There are connections that exist to make a proper diagnosis, it’s just that in many cases they are not obvious. But the connections are there; the right lines just have to be drawn.
Think of another area: crime. Cold cases. They are usually solved because someone has found an obscure connection with some person, object or event. But this is what expert systems excel at—finding an obscure connection.
And, finally, to answer the question, “What does Watson look like?” the answer is, like a pizza box. Well, it’s about the size of three large pizza boxes.
Of course, no one is going to “deliver” Watson. It’s not a single computer. Watson will be delivered as a cloud service.