Educational Technology

February 23, 2011

IBM Announces Eight Universities Contributing to the Watson Computing System’s Development

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by IEWY

IBM has announced that eight universities are collaborating with IBM Researchers to advance the Question Answering (QA) technology behind the “Watson” computing system, outscored humans on the quiz show, Jeopardy!, airing February 14-16. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California (USC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), University at Albany (UAlbany), University of Trento (Italy), and University of Massachusetts Amherst join Carnegie Mellon University in working with IBM on the development of a first-of-its-kind open architecture that enables researchers to efficiently collaborate on underlying QA capabilities and then apply them to IBM’s Watson system. Watson’s QA technology uses breakthrough analytics to understand what is being asked, analyze massive amounts of data, and provide the best answer based on the evidence it finds. The ongoing research collaborations announced today will help advance Watson’s ability to transform the way businesses and society work and improve all kinds of industries, such as healthcare, banking, government, etc.

http://www.iewy.com/16663-ibm-announces-eight-universities-contributing-to-the-watson-computing-systems-development.html

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