IBM’s Watson supercomputer defeats humans in final Jeopardy match... Human also-rans gracefully accept new computer overlord.
After trouncing "Jeopardy!'s" best and brightest, International Business Machines Corp.'s (IBM) Watson supercomputer is on to a new challenge--health-care.
IBM said it has reached a research agreement with Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN), a provider of speech-recognition technology, to "explore, develop and commercialize" the Watson computing system's advanced analytics capabilities.
Columbia University Medical Center and the University of Maryland School of Medicine will be providing their medical expertise and research.
-- Wall Street Journal, 2/16/11
Honoring "The Best of Who We Are"
Bill Russell, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2/15/11).