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Name Chris Colwell
Class 480
Year 2012
Quarter Fall
Section 1
Presentation Date October 16, 2012
Presentation Given Yes
Topic(s) Watson, IBM's Brainchild

Watson, the brainchild of IBM's DeepQA, is a well-known A.I. computer system that competed against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in Jeopardy. The computer proved to be a worthy opponent, handily beating out its two human opponents in one of the most well-known human versus machine competitions to date. This nugget will discuss the minds behind Watson, where its intelligence is derived from (and the debate over if it is actually "intelligent"), a broad overview of its structure, and what its appearance on Jeopardy means for the field of Artificial Intelligence as a whole. It will also touch upon Watson's current development.

Further Information can be found at:


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/science/17jeopardy-watson.html?pagewanted=all


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson_%28computer%29


http://www-03.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/


And a video of its Jeopardy debut can be found at:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLR1byL0U8M

A link to the presentation slides can be found at:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Gs3UuBf-hkFQ6D_kvW9MQH-prSvcA4aWvwcVpSFs-M8/present#slide=id.p