Hey, it can win on Jeopardy, so let's put our lives in its hands
By Paul Adams and Dan Nosowitz
Posted 02.17.2011 at 12:10 pm 16 Comments
Last night, after Watson swept the floor with the human race, we asked Dr. David Ferrucci, head of the Watson team, about him. It. The brainmachine is really good at analyzing and assimilating data, so it seemed that, when it comes to feeding it data, who would know more about machine learning than Watson? Is Watson able to clearly identify what areas it wants to know more about?
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