IBM and four universities are planning a research project into cognitive computing, which seeks to build computers that operate in a manner closer to the human mind.
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Watson, IBM's supercomputer that came to fame besting a Jeopardy champion, is going to college, to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to hone its skills.
If you have seen any of the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12rNbGf2Wwo">video</a> of its preliminary bouts on "Jeopardy!" you know that IBM's Watson computer is pretty amazing. One of the main reasons it turns out is that IBM enlisted the intelligence of eight of the country's top universities to make sure Watson has superb question answering ability.