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Watson thinks fast, not creatively

Dear Editor,
This was an interesting week. For three days the afternoon game show “Jeopardy” had as one of its contestants an advanced IBM computer named “Watson.” The two humans were past winners of the game who had amassed large amounts of prize money with their quick answers. The contest was heated, but “Watson” won; $1 million in fact; which IBM saw fit to give to charity.
From a viewer standpoint it was sometimes boring; because the computer was so much faster than me, or the human competitors. However it was also fascinating that a machine, a computer, could understand ...

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