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“Q&A: The meaning of Watson”

TechFlash interviews UW CSE’s Oren Etzioni:

“The folks at University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering have been watching IBM’s Watson computer on ‘Jeopardy!’ this week with even more interest than the rest of us.  They even hosted a viewing party last night on campus, followed by expert commentary.  We followed up today with one of those experts, computer science professor Oren Etzioni, the director of the UW Turing Center, to get his take on the whole thing.  Continue reading for excerpts from our conversation.”

The interview is here.