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IBM supercomputer Watson to study at RPI

Dr. John E. Kelly lll, senior vice president and director of research at IBM, announces that RPI is the first university to receive a version of the IBM Watson System.
Dr. John E. Kelly lll, senior vice president and director of research at IBM, announces that RPI is the first university to receive a version of the IBM Watson System.
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Watson, the supercomputer famous for beating the world’s best human “Jeopardy!” champions, is going to college. IBM announced today that it will provide a Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first time the computer is being sent to a college. Just like the flesh-and-blood students who will work on it, Watson is leaving home to sharpen its skills. Course work will include English and math. “It’s a big step for us,” said Michael Henesey, ...


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