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Big Think: Is IBM’s Watson Sentient or Cognitive?

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[Watson] is a system that improves itself by ingesting all the data it can and by being trained by humans.  And this is a profound shift in computation because whether it’s a powerful supercomputer or it’s your iPad, all of those systems are programmed to do what they do.  Your iPad can only do what a software engineer designed it to do.  That is not the case with Watson.  Watson improves itself through learning.

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