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IBM's Watson supercomputer is a question-answering supercomputer that uses artificial intelligence to perform cognitive computing and data analysis. With a processing rate of 80 teraflops, Watson performs deep-level input analysis to present accurate answers to questions generated by humans.
In 2011, Watson competed on the “Jeopardy!” television show against top human contestants and won the first-place prize. Since then, Watson has been used for utilization management in medical centers.
Watson uses more than 100 different computing techniques to analyze input and match it to the most accurate output. Building on prior machines like Deep Blue, IBM presents Watson as a system on the vanguard of technologies like machine learning and natural language processing.