IBM Plans Pint-Sized Watson
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User Rank: Apprentice
9/5/2012 | 12:48:44 AM
re: IBM Plans Pint-Sized Watson
Watson is also big data and big horsepower at work. I don't know the exact numbers but Jeopardy Watson took some serious parallel processing just to answer what are essentially trivia questions -- what is, what are, how, where, etc. The big questions, the "Why" questions, if you will, well that's going to take a little more time and machines a lot smarter than Watson or Siri. But, they are a start, to be sure. Allen Bernard - IWeek communities editor
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9/4/2012 | 5:26:49 PM
re: IBM Plans Pint-Sized Watson
Knowledge is a key component of intelligence. What knowledge is and what constitutes valid knowledge are epistemological questions. Philosophers are still not in agreement. They consider knowledge in the abstract and that is not correct. Knowledge for Watson is concrete. Perhaps Watson will settle questions in epistemology. Watson, however, only knows existing knowledge. Watson cannot construct knowledge, I don't think. Watson's inferences are based on probability. So is scientific knowledge. Science does not discover truth, only probabilities. Hummmmm. Watson, the scientist. Hummmmm
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9/4/2012 | 5:13:10 PM
re: IBM Plans Pint-Sized Watson
can we possibly elect it to run the country? Cannot possibly do worse.

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