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Will Ibm's Watson Usher in a New Era of Cognitive Computing?


John Kelly & Watson, IBM

One important goal for cognitive computers, and for Watson in particular, is to help make sense of big datathe mountains of text, images, numbers and voice files that strain the limits of current computing technologies.

Credit: IBM

Computers as we know them have are close to reaching an inflection point—the next generation is in sight but not quite within our grasp.

From Scientific American
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