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I'm almost certain that Watson was a series of Python and Prolog "scripts" that were packaged together with big black boxes, blue lights, tagged as AI, and run through the IBM sales and marketing machine.

The result was huge margins for IBM and customers scratching their heads afterwards.

Watson was the World's Greatest CS PhD Thesis.

Not so great as an actual business.

Watson isn’t software, it’s a brand.

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