Watson made logical connections to answer vocal input questions. That doesn't enable it to pilot a spacecraft. I don't think Watson could even play chess because it's just not its purpose. In turn, Deep Blue, the computer that beat Kasparow, can't answer trivia questions. It is one AI that excells in a specific field.
With the programming to pilot a space craft it could. In fact - with the programming to do virtually anything it could - correct?
The larger question is for me:
1. Can Watson - and systems like it - 'learn,' and make decisions based on information?
2. Is Watson the most advanced computer system in existence in terms of its ability to both interact with humans and in terms of computational speeds?