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February 18th, 2011
08:23 AM ET

Watson lands new job in health care after "Jeopardy!" victory

After his $77,147 "Jeopardy!" win this week, Watson is getting something many Americans wish they had right now: a job.

IBM is assigning Watson to the health care industry, where they hope to develop a Watson-like version of a physician's assistant. So what does Watson's success mean for the future of artificial intelligence? American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Joe Brown, Features Editor of, about Watson's potential.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Hanzjager

    Watson wasn't connected to the internet.

    March 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm |
  2. Robert

    Toronto is the name of several U.S. Cities....

    February 18, 2011 at 11:16 am |
  3. PM

    What most people don't realize is that Watson was fed the information electronically. So by the time Alex finished reading the question Watson had already recieved it seconds ago and already had the answer. So it wasn't a fair fight. In order for it to be fair, Watson needs to be able to read or understand speech. If the players were able to get the questions seconds in advance they could probably search the internet and come up with the correct answers too!

    February 18, 2011 at 10:35 am |