IBM’s Watson, which rose to fame by trouncing Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings (who set the record with 74 straight wins against human competition) is being put to more productive uses than game shows.
Watson, according to the company, is a cluster of 90 IBM Power 750 servers, each utilizing a 3.5 GHz POWER7 eight-core processor. The platform offers 16 Terabytes of RAM. Here are some ways that Watson is being used now and descriptions of how it will be used in the future.
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