What IBM’s Watson Can’t Tell You

IBM has been running a series of ads promoting its Watson computer system, which uses artificial intelligence to learn and is capable of examining vast amounts of data—in one ad, Watson says it can read 800 million pages a second—and interpreting the information. I love the ads, and I love the way this power is being put to use in some industries. Watson, for example, has been looking at MRIs and other types of medical images—as well as the results of past treatments—and recommending the best treatments, which is incredible. But Watson, like all computers, is limited to analyzing the text, numbers, images and other data humans feed it. Watson does apparently have a camera enabling it to perform some facial recognition—in another ad, for example, it recognizes Ken Jennings,…


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