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Old November 18 2013, 04:38 PM   #5
JarodRussell
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Re: Is Watson the most advanced super computer in existence?

Well, yes, with the right programming, any computer can do anything.

Watson is not a magical machine that can read a flight manual and suddenly can fly a plane. It's a first step towards a good search engine, and that's all. It's not even able to properly interact with humans, because that's not what it's designed for. It takes questions, and searches for answers in a big database, and that makes it an excellent contestant in Jeopardy. But not in a conversation.
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