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IBM gifts Watson supercomputer to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

By Shawn Knight
Jan 30, 2013
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  1. A private research university in Troy, New York, has been given a Watson supercomputer similar to the one that competed against (and defeated) two Jeopardy champions back in 2011. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has been given the task to further...

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  2. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 587   +143

    When will IBM start working on their new super computer called skynet? ;)

    Makes you a little sad when a massive piece of hardware like that with 15Tb data can just talk and recite facts. It's going to be some years before we see any cool personal assistant robot things :(
     
  3. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 794   +87

    Watson and Siri need to mate.
     
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  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,391   +730

    Its nice to know its not just gonna be dumped in a museum somewhere.
     
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  5. MarkHughes

    MarkHughes TS Enthusiast Posts: 51   +14

    There is already a Skynet system https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_(satellite)
     
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  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 2,955   +1,204

    Is Siri a female though?
     
  7. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Love IBM :)
     

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