Hello Watson

Introduce IBM’s Jeopardy! Champion computer and the technology behind it.

Activity Kit

Audience: Ages 10-13 (Middle grade students)

What’s the goal of this kit?

  • Demonstrate that amazing innovations are still taking place.
  • Show how natural language may soon be the new way we interact with computers and the impact of AI on every day lives.

Why is this topic important?

  • Students need to learn about the impact of AI, hearing about Watson from Jeopardy and other initiatives, and will be impacted by the challenge of computers understanding natural language, and the possibilities of Watson and other AI systems.

What do I need to know about this activity?

  • 1 hour to become familiar with the presentation and videos
  • 1 hour to present and lead the activity
  • Time to approach a school or community program, propose this activity and schedule a session
  • IBMers can apply volunteering hours to their THINK40 total.

Activity resources

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Languages available:

  • English
  • Turkish

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