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The Real IBM

A computer called Watson

2011: Volume 2, Article 2

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In an historic event, in February 2011 IBM's Watson computer competed on Jeopardy! against the TV quiz show's two biggest all-time champions. Watson is a computer running software called Deep QA, developed by IBM Research.

While the grand challenge driving the project was to win on Jeopardy!, the broader goal of Watson is to create a new generation of technology that can find answers in unstructured data more effectively than standard search technology.

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