IBM wants to fund the next breakthrough in artificial intelligence with XPrize

Eight years ago, IBM researchers wanted to see if they could build a computer program that could beat humans at the game show Jeopardy. That project has since evolved into Watson, an AI program that IBM is working on with others to better diagnose cancer, help with taxes, and even make us new dinners. Now IBM is partnering with XPrize, the nonprofit that ran the competition to get the first privately funded spaceship off the ground, to encourage the next breakthroughs in artificial intelligence research. IBM announced today (Feb. 17) a $5 million prize for developers attempting to solve some of the grand challenges of AI. Unlike other XPrize competitions, where the foundation outlines very specific goals that participants must achieve, IBM’s competition is letting developers define their own goals…


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