Understanding Watson: A Closer Look At IBM’s Analytics Powerhouse

A week ago, Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) research subsidiary DeepMind reported that their latest work in artificial intelligence (AI) was able to beat the infamously complex game of Go. This caused me to write an article that explained what was going on and in which I tried to size up the AI landscape. In the comment section, many readers were interested in a comparison to IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) Watson. Further, some found it hard to see the novelty in beating a more complex game when IBM’s Deep Blue was able to deliver superhuman chess performance over a decade ago. In this article, I turn to IBM’s flagship machine learning/AI project Watson. In the spirit of my previous article, I will try to relay the gist of the science behind it, how it…


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