Question Answering


IBM Watson Does Your Taxes: Question Answering Machine versus Expert System

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Summary: IBM's Watson now to do your taxes at H&R Block? This is a good opportunity to explore the differences between Question Answering Machines (Watson) and Expert Systems. If you were paying attention during the Super Bowl you saw something unprecedented, an advertisement aimed at data scientists. It was the H&R Block announcement that it was rolling out IBM's Watson to all 80,000 of its tax preparers. So far we've seen Watson deployed primarily on more complex and obscure data like chemical reactions, cancer diagnoses, and environmental engineering.


4 Ways IBM Watson's Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Healthcare

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Some say that artificial intelligence (AI) will radically change healthcare in the future. But that prediction overlooks an important detail: AI is already significantly changing healthcare. IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson Health general manager Deborah DiSanzo spoke at the annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. She provided an update on the progress that IBM Watson, the AI system famous for beating Jeopardy! DiSanzo highlighted four areas where AI is making a big difference today.


4 Ways IBM Watson's Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Healthcare

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Some say that artificial intelligence (AI) will radically change healthcare in the future. But that prediction overlooks an important detail: AI is already significantly changing healthcare. IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health general manager Deborah DiSanzo spoke at the annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. She provided an update on the progress that IBM Watson, the AI system famous for beating Jeopardy! DiSanzo highlighted four areas where AI is making a big difference today.


4 Ways IBM Watson's Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Healthcare

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Some say that artificial intelligence (AI) will radically change healthcare in the future. But that prediction overlooks an important detail: AI is already significantly changing healthcare. IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson Health general manager Deborah DiSanzo spoke at the annual J. P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday. She provided an update on the progress that IBM Watson, the AI system famous for beating Jeopardy! DiSanzo highlighted four areas where AI is making a big difference today.


New MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab: 5 things to know

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IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT, where fundamental AI research will be conducted to unlock the potential of AI. Here are 5 key things to know about the new Lab.


Introduction to the Special Issue on Question Answering

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This special issue issue of AI Magazine presents six articles on some of the most interesting question-answering systems in development today. Included are articles on Vulcan's Project Halo, Cyc's Semantic Research Assistant, IBM's Watson, True Knowledge, and the University of Washington's TextRunner. Even though AI has diversified much beyond the notion of intelligent behavior proposed in the Turing test, QA remains a fundamental capability needed by a large class of systems. The QA problem extends beyond AI systems to many analytical tasks that involve gathering, correlating, and analyzing information in ways that can naturally be formulated as questions. Ultimately, questions are an interface to systems that provide such analytic capabilities, and the need to provide this interface has increased dramatically over the past decade with the explosion of information available in digital form.


MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab - Home

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A joint MIT-IBM team set out to build a very large-scale dataset to help AI systems recognize and understand actions in videos. The dataset contains 1 million three-seconds video clips, each annotated with the actions that occur during the clips.


How IBM Watson is powering every other business with AI - ReadWrite

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As the growing temptation for automated processes covers the varied industrial spectrum, Machine Learning is emerging into an ocean of possibilities while IBM's Watson leads the marathon. From acting as a virtual chef of 65 recipes to embracing space programs, there's a swathe of applications being ideated, built and rolled out to the public. Pulling large volumes of data and producing the most relevant possible results to user's quest stays the flag bearer, Watson is amazing in churning higher revenues and upscaling business presence. Treatment for many of the world's deadliest diseases is entirely dependent upon reference to past records. While browsing through them all using traditional analytics applications is unvaried, IBM Watson takes a giant leap with instant derivations from years of clinical research and patient data.



Researchers: Artificial Intelligence is dumber than a 5-year-old and no smarter than a rat Tech Startups

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We've all heard or read about how robots are going to take away our jobs. Saudi Arabia even went as far as granting citizenship to "Sophia the robot" back in October (See the video below). With crytocurrency at the top of daily headlines, 2017 may be remembered as the year artificial intelligence (AI, pronounced AYE-EYE) goes mainstream with more organizations adopting AI than ever. Two weeks ago, we wrote about Professor Geoffrey Hinton, known worldwide as the Godfather of AI, and how his research work in the area of Neuro Net was used in speech recognition and Android voice search. Yes, we've made a lot of progress since AI started as an academic discipline in 1956.