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IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice
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User Rank: Ninja
2/23/2015 | 1:55:01 PM
Small business boon
These new applications sound like they could be a boon to small businesses. I love the idea of talking through my thoughts and getting a transcript without having to type it in. Or to be able to 'hear' the written presentation so I can figure out where I'm likely to stumble or where things don't quite go together. These two applications alone could change how many people work. Which of the application would you be most likely to use?
User Rank: Apprentice
2/9/2015 | 11:01:01 PM
AI -- Not All It's Cracked Up to Be
Great byline on the "consciousness fallacy" of AI in the Washington Post recently. Author: IBM AI expert David Sullivan. Punctures what he calls the "consciousness fallacy" of cognitive computing aka AI2, and takes the position that while AI has come far it will never be "human like." Ergo I suspect he'd disagree with your characterization. As Sullivan notes, the Google Car may pick the best route, but  it won't argue if you decide to go another way. I'd post the url to the article for you, but your cruel bots won't allow it. Am left to console you with "Relax, the machines will not awaken and take over."
User Rank: Author
2/9/2015 | 2:29:39 PM
Re: .150 sports, yes, but can Watson tell baseball from cricket?
LOL @Charlie, even I can tell the difference between cricket and baseball bats, so I'd think Watson can manage it. It probably also can understand the rules of the games better than I can.  I do wonder if does get confused about how "football" is used to mean different sports on different sides of the Atlantic, though.
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Author
2/8/2015 | 3:23:44 AM
The next big thing
Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance, has said that Watson is going to be the next big thing after the Internet, and I agree. Watson's powered-apps in the cloud are going to change the way we do things and this will happen across many industries and individuals alike. 


Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
2/6/2015 | 5:11:42 PM
.150 sports, yes, but can Watson tell baseball from cricket?
Watson Visual Recognition recognizes 150 sports and can tell soccer from baseball. But if it sees someone swing a bat, can it tell baseball from cricket? Watch out, it's a sticky wicket out there, Watson.


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