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IBM's Watson not as smart as you think

Lucas Mearian | April 12, 2011
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. -- As smart as IBM's Watson supercomputer may have seemed while defeating two former Jeopardy champions, it wouldn't be able to hold a conversation with or speak intelligently to the attendees at its own conference, according to artificial intelligence (A.I.) experts who spoke at MIT Monday.

Agarwal noted that a human heart can communicate exactly what the body needs at any given point in time function optimally.

"If you're a good runner, your body temperature actually goes down the longer you run," he said. "If you're a computer, the longer you run the higher the temperature goes. So the question is, why can't computers become more like humans?"


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