1IBM 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.
5The Father of Watson
6MIT Students Get Psyched
MIT Sloan students Gautham Iyer, Ari Oxman and RJ Andrews, from left to right, prepare to challenge Harvard Business School and IBM Watson in a Jeopardy! exhibition match by quizzing each other on recent questions from the game show. Watson’s advanced analytics capabilities can sort through the equivalent of 200 million pages of data to uncover an answer in 3 seconds.
7Students Square Off
8Playing to the Crowd
11The MIT Sloan Team and Watson
The MIT Sloan team, from left to right: RJ Andrews, Gautham Iyer and Ari Oxman.