5.3 Man vs. Machine: How IBM Built a Jeopardy Champion

5.3 Man vs. Machine: How IBM Built a Jeopardy Champion

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What were the goals of IBM when they set out to build Watson? Select all that apply.

 To build a computer that could compete with the best human players at *Jeopardy!*.  check
 To build a computer for *Jeopardy!* that could be used as a contestant on every show.  close
 To build a computer that could generate questions on *Jeopardy!*.  close
 To build a computer that could answer questions that are commonly believed to require human intelligence.  check
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Explanation The main goals of IBM were to build a computer that could answer questions that are commonly believed to require human intelligence, and to therefore compete with the best human players at *Jeopardy!*.

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