"Watson, I need you...." "I'm here in your pocket!"
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Watson, IBM’s supercomputer who beat the best on Jeopardy, is downsizing. Way down. Like pocket-sized. IBM is working on Watson 2.0 (still a ways away, alas) that takes the 6000
The main roadblock to Watson-shrinkage of this magnitude is reducing the amount of power required so that a handheld device is feasible. Parsing natural language is already part of Watson, but image recognition, in addition to voice recognition, will also be necessary for Watson to take into account a user’s environment. So imagine the next time you get a strange rash, and instead of worrying, seeing a doctor or posting to a healthcare website, pointing Watson 2.0 at it and ask if you should be worried. IBM is envisioning it—the reality will follow.
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