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Thomas Claburn
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5/6/2015 | 5:21:23 PM
What happens when Watson gets it wrong?
It will happen at some point. Will IBM's programmers have to start carrying liability insurance?
Ron_Hodges
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5/7/2015 | 8:06:34 AM
Re: What happens when Watson gets it wrong?
The risk mitigation to that is that Watson has always been designed to formulate a set of responses and rank them according to what it sees as probability of correctness.  The human "decides", while Watson merely recommends.  Watson HAS gotten things wrong, as evidenced by a few questions in the Jeopardy games.  That fundamental uncertainty is why the aforementioned approach was taken.


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