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Does IBM's Watson represent a distinct breakthrough in machine learning or is the 2800-core wunderkind merely a solid feat of engineering?
Weighing Watson's Impact
Kirk L. Kroeker
Communications of the ACM;[masked]
... Several fields in computer science, including machine learning and natural language processing, have been steadily approaching the point at which real-world systems will be able to approximate [artificial intelligence]... To many observers, Watson's appearance on 'Jeopardy!' marked a milestone on the path toward achieving the kind of sophisticated, knowledge-based interaction that has traditionally been relegated to the realm of fiction...