Just yesterday IBM announced another gem from its research lab - Watson . It's basically a Question Answering (QA) computing system, which will churn out enormous data at lightening speed to get the required answers/ results. For now, Watson’s playground will be the famous quiz show “Jeopardy”. You can read more about Watson & DeepQA here. But the Mind blower video in the corner of announcement page, prompted me to right this text.
The video asked the viewer, “What would you do if you have Watson for 1 day?”
Listening this, my (Security obsessed) brain started working overtime and here is one to-do which I could think at the lightening speed -
“I would ask Watson to find all possible kind of the security breech / loophole on my computer / network, along with solutions to fix each one of them”.
Also, it would be fun to ask questions like “What is the question for which you (Watson) don’t have any answer?”
It would be very exciting to explore more usage for this kind of system. Please comment if you have such ideas.
According to me, the usability & effectiveness of such system is in asking the ‘smart question’ to get the ‘smart answer’. So, dear all, the time has come when we can actually start thinking how to ask ‘smart questions’ to get precise answers.
(smart questions, smart answer, smart planet - sounds like lyrics of my next guitar song!)
All in all, It’s no more elementary, Dr. Watson!
Elementary Watson, Elementary!!