Watson, IBM’s game-show winning computer that learns from its mistakes, being used by …

Related Story: IBM touts super computer as future of business Artificial intelligence is the buzzword of sci-fi movies, but it is already being used by Australian businesses.IBM’s computer program Watson, named after the company’s first chief executive officer, has cost $1 billion to develop.”It’s a computing technology that can think,” IBM Australia managing director Kerry Purcell said.Built on decades of computer research, scientists are calling it the start of “the cognitive era”.Watson is being hailed as a huge breakthrough but only has a small footprint — with hardware the size of three pizza boxes.It has been described as a combination of Google and Siri, with a brain that lives in the cloud.Watson’s first big test was in 2011, when it appeared on US game show Jeopardy.It took on two former…


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