Monday, June 20, 2011

IBM's "Watson," an ace at jeopardy (and yes, Watson learns by trial and error)

See how Watson takes both contestants. See that it has to make up for nuances, understanding meanings, and an impressive vocabulary. Quite a feat for A.I.! These are some of the issues and some potential applications:
1- Ambiguity.
2- Customer services.
3- Health Care (a physician assistant?)

In light of our discussion of section 2.3 (Functionalism), what is your take? Go to Watson's link and do a bit of research before elaborating your comment.

Here's part 2

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