By now most people interested in computing know about IBM's Watson, an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language,] developed in IBM's DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. The computer system was specifically developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy!. In 2011, Watson competed on Jeopardy! against former winners Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. Watson received the first prize of $1 million.
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Now Dr. John E. Kelly III, senior vice president and director of IBM Research and Steve Hamm have written a book about IBM's Watson and the era of Cognitive Cpmputing, to be published by Columbia Business School:
Today, the world is on the cusp of a new phase in the evolution of computing--the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM’s Watson on the TV game show Jeopardy! signaled the dawn of this new era. Now, scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology with the goal of creating machines that sense, learn, reason and interact with people in new ways. Cognitive systems will help people and organizations penetrate complexity and make better decisions—potentially transforming business and society. This is a comprehensive perspective on the future of technology and a call for government, academia and the global tech industry to help power this wave of innovation.
A must read book for everyone interested in the new era of computing that is being ushered in by the Waston technology.