Could Watson pass the Turing Test?

Watson, a super-computer built by IBM, is capable of answering questions posed in plain English, an in 2011, Watson competed on the quiz show “Jeopardy!” and won. Assuming the Turing Test is a valid test of artificial intelligence, prior probability asks, what is the probability that Watson could pass such a test?

Postscripts: This youtube video (dated 19 April 2012) poses the same question. Here is another (pre-Jeopardy!) response to this same question.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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