With Jeopardy! Behind Him, Watson Sets His Sights on Healthcare

Watson plays Jeopardy!

Watson is IBM’s artificial intelligence supercomputer. He’s named after the company’s founder, Thomas J. Watson, not, as I incorrectly surmised, the character in the Sherlock Holmes stories. He is probably most famous for having defeated Jeopardy! champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, earning $1 million for charity, but then again, this is exactly why he was created. And why not, he comes from solid game AI stock, as his predecessor,… Read More arrow Read full story

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