Artificial intelligence can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a “Jeopardy” challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make them better at amassing knowledge and answering questions.

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Verizon Signals Cold Feet Over Yahoo Deal


Verizon last week indicated that its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo could be in jeopardy in light of its delay in disclosing a massive 2014 data breach that compromised about 500 million account holders. Verizon may need some additional assurances about the effects of the breach, suggested General Counsel Craig Silliman. “I think we have a reasonable basis to believe right now that the impact is material, and we’re looking to Yahoo to demonstrate to us the full impact. If they believe that it’s not, then they’ll need to show us that.”

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CES: IBM teams with Under Armour to create 'Internet of athletes'

IBM’s Watson supercomputer, famous for its appearance on the quiz show ‘Jeopardy,’ is at the core of a new partnership between the tech giant and Under Armour.

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IBM’s Watson supercomputer learns Arabic

At this stage, what can’t IBM’s Watson computer do? It has won “Jeopardy,” been used for cancer genomics research, and some of its culinary creations have made their way to the kitchens of everyone from the casual cook to the most experienced chef. Now, IBM’s cognitive computing system is learning Arabic. On Tuesday, IBM and Abu-Dhabi-based Mubadala Development Company announced that the supercomputer’s cloud-based cognitive capabilities will are coming to the Middle East and North Africa.

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IBM touts Watson supercomputer to speed up scientific breakthroughs

IBM has enhanced its Watson supercomputer, famous for its appearance on the quiz show “Jeopardy,” in an attempt to speed up the pace of scientific breakthroughs.

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