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Watson: Super Computer, M.D.
February 18, 2011
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Well, if you saw Jeopardy this week you know "Watson" the computer completely trounced his human opponents. But this supercomputer wasn't designed just to win trivia matches. "Watson" is moving into the medical field where he'll help doctors with diagnosis. But will he diagnose in the form of a question? While this sounds like technology is being used for the good of mankind, 'Watson' is really just learning everything he can about our frail, weak bodies so he can destroy us in the most efficient way possible.


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