AI in the ER: What Is Watson and What Does It Mean for Medical Librarianship?

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Show simple item record Bengtson, Jason A. 2016-04-18T21:10:19Z 2016-04-18T21:10:19Z 2011-07-29
dc.description Citation: Bengtson, Jason. "AI in the ER: What Is Watson and What Does It Mean for Medical Librarianship?" Journal of Hospital Librarianship 11.3 (2011) : 289-293. Print.
dc.description.abstract It runs on ten server racks, has natural language analysis capability and recently won a Jeopardy! Tournament where it was pitted against two champions. If you answered, “What is Watson”, you would be correct, but you probably didn’t answer in time to beat the new champ. Watson, the latest incarnation of IBM’s Deep Blue research project, recently astonished the Jeopardy! audience with its performance. This was a watershed moment in artificial intelligenceresearch because it required not only analytical reasoning skills (of the same sort that enabled IBM’s Deep Blue to become a chess champion), but also natural language processing skills. Simply gathering data and organizing it is nothing new for a computer system, but being able to apply a solid level of semantic reasoning to complex natural language questions is a much more challenging goal. By coupling sophisticated natural language recognition with the brute power of modern digital computing, Watson was able to handily defeat human opponents. en_US
dc.rights This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship on 29 Jul 2011, available online:
dc.title AI in the ER: What Is Watson and What Does It Mean for Medical Librarianship?
dc.type Article 2011
dc.citation.doi 10.1080/15323269.2011.586919
dc.citation.epage 293
dc.citation.issn 1532-3269
dc.citation.issue 3
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Hospital Librarianship
dc.citation.spage 289
dc.citation.volume 11
dc.contributor.authoreid jbengtson

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