Smart machines will enable companies to become smart organisations

The win itself was remarkable but if you consider how IBM Watson won, it is even more amazing. IBM Watson is a computer built on a QA technology that takes a question expressed in natural language, seeks to understand it in much greater detail, and returns a precise answer to the question.It means that computers can now look for answers based on text and questions, just like humans.To put things in perspective, IBM Watson’s three-year development price tag was around US$900 million (Bt32.5 billion). It had access to 200 million pages of structured and unstructured content consuming four terabytes of disk storage, including the full text of Wikipedia, but was not connected to the Internet during the game.Are we about to witness man-versus-machine warfare, as pictured in popular sci-fi movies,…


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