IBM Watson Competition Judges Weigh Student Innovations

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IBM Watson Competition Judges Weigh Student Innovations

Judges give competing teams their feedback at the IBM Watson Case Competition hosted at USC.

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Student Presents Team 1's Watson Project

This student was one of several presenters who made pitches for their teams' ideas during the competition.

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Team 2 Presents Its Watson Project

A student from Team 2 takes the stage to outline her team's ideas. Students were divided into 24 teams and given two days to come up with a new purpose for Watson, create a business plan and present it to a panel of judges.

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Team 3 States Its Case

Another team argues its point. The panel of judges that would make the final decisions included school officials, IBM executives and local businesspeople.

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The USC Watson Competition's Final Five Teams

These five teams made it to the finals of IBM's contest to offer ideas about the future of Watson.

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The USC Watson Competition's Winning Team

The winning team, from right to left: Yingchao Lin, who studies electrical engineering economics/mathematics; Celine Di, who studies communications and Italian; Sophie Xu, who studies industrial science and engineering; Daniel Wang, a business administration major. The winning project focused on leveraging Watson to help lawyers with their cases.

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