Who is Watson? IBS professor Bálint Nagy in Jazzy Radio

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Professor Bálint Nagy and Peter Benedek, Sales Leader of the South-East European region at IBM, were talking about a supercomputer, named Watson.

Watson was developed by IBM, and its specific capacity is that it can think. If thinking means collecting data and digesting the collected information, which is actually how learning works. Watson can understand human language without encoding it to signs. Watson participated in a popular television game, Jeopardy, and won. At the moment Watson can speak only English but it definitely can make progress.

As professor Nagy explained, our decisions for the future are based on predictive data gathered in the past. The question still is, how this artificial intelligence, Watson the supercomputer can be used for helping businessmen making the right decisions. Listen to this absolutely exciting radio discussion here (in Hungarian), please find it attached.