Re: IBM Watson
@Ilya, you're such a brilliant guy, I must admit I've having a little trouble keeping up with you on your thoughts of Watson versus Google's search (for example).
Isn't a computer always going to have trouble with unstructured data? Leaving metadata tags out of it, how would a computer know that Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues is fiction and War and Peace is not? At a very high level, I guess I get that non fictional history still struggles to differentiate pure fact from the opinion/supposition injected by the author. But wouldn't AI struggle to even know what is real and what is not when just parsing these books as unstructered data? I'm not sure most humans can tell difference sometimes.
Isn't that at the heart of why IBM designed Watson the way it did? While I agree Watson is struggling to find commercial success right now, I was extremely impressed at what it did on Jeopardy. It certainly defeated the best human Jeopardy players we have?