More on Watson
Alva Noë writing at NPR:
The Watson System no more understands what’s going on around it, or what it is itself doing, than the ant understands the public health risks of decomposition. It may be a useful tool for us to deploy (for winning games on Jeopardy, or diagnosing illnesses, or whatever — mazal tov!), but it isn’t smart.
Which is a better way of saying what I meant yesterday in the comments section of James Joyner’s post on Watson when I wrote “I think a lot of this conversation conflates “knowledge” with “intelligence” and I would argue that the two are not the same.”