IBM’s Watson Now the Big Man on Campus

Rensselaer students will try to further improve upon Watson

   
IBM’s Watson Now the Big Man on Campus

One of IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) Watson supercomputers has landed in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

It’s a fitting new home, considering the university provided invaluable help that allowed the supercomputer to win the Jeopardy! game show back in 2011.

Rensselaer, which operates the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations, has a great reputation for pushing the boundaries of technology. And that’s its task now — the university’s students are now expected to further improve Watson in areas like image recognition and understanding nuances in language.

IBM is well-aware that Watson has seemingly limitless potential, both technologically and financially. To the latter end, Watson already has been used in fields such as healthcare and financial services.

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