Going from famous Jeopardy player to college professor probably wouldn't make many headlines, but when it's Watson, the IBM computer that beat human trivia master Ken Jennings on Jeopardy, headlines were understandably made. College of Computing Professor Ashok Goel and his graduate students built an artificial intelligence teaching assistant using the IBM Watson platform, named it Jill Watson, and watched as it didn't just fool students into thinking it was a person—it helpfully answered questions with 97 certainty.
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Written by Mike Epifani May 31, 2017
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