IT & Network Infrastructure : IBM`s Watson Stumps Harvard, MIT Students
IBM conducted a Watson symposium with Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management Oct. 31 to highlight the innovation IBM has created in its Watson technology and to look at the future of technology in business. The event brought together some of the brightest academic minds to collaborate on the use of advanced analytics, like those powering Watson, to transform the way the world does business. As part of the symposium, teams of students from Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management tested their skills in a demonstration of IBM Watson's question-answer capabilities in an exhibition game of the television quiz show Jeopardy! Watson, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, is a computing system created by IBM scientists that understands the meaning and context of human language, can analyze data and learn correlations between data. The technology introduces the capability to sift through an equivalent of about 1 million books or roughly 200 million pages of data to provide instant answers to questions posed to it.
IBM Watson University Challenge
IBMs Watson Symposium and Challenge was designed to highlight the technologies in Big Blues question-answer computer system and to discuss how the use of advanced analytics will change the way the world does business. IBM also demonstrated Watson's question-answer capabilities, using once again the TV game show Jeopardy! to show off the computers prowess. The demonstration pitted HBS and MIT students against Watson. Here are some photos from the IBM Watson event.