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appear superficially like human reasoning

Exactly.

Anyone who wants to see the perfect example of this should watch Watson totally blow the Final Jeopardy question by not understanding what is the meaning of "U.S. cities". http://techland.time.com/2011/02/16/why-did-watson-think-tor...

Watson is a fabulous tool, but it's nothing like "the kind of cognition that humans or animals do".




One of the biggest reasons Watson is able to beat the champions so thoroughly is that it has a huge advantage in buzzer reaction timing. If that element were taken out, it would be much closer.




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