Behind Watson: The Turing Test - Machine or Human?
Project and Program: Enterprise Data Center
, Integrating Innovative Technologies
, SHARE in Orlando 2011
Watson was fun. But real life is full of real challenges. The real test of technology is how you can apply it today across different industries to have real impact. The Turing Test was a proposal by Alan Turing to discover by asking questions to a hidden entity that might be a human, or might be a computer, when a computer seemed to have intelligence. This session will explore the machine learning aspects of Watson, which is necessary for a computer to seem intelligent. Topics covered will include:
- How Watson understood the questions asked
- How Watson understood the language enough to respond
- How Watson calculated its confidence level
Join us for an interesting and informative real-life session on machine learning, and hear what lessons were learned on the five-year journey to deliver Watson.
Presenter(s): Eli Dow, IBM Corporation
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