Latest David Ferrucci Stories

2011-04-26 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com/) -- TiE Silicon Valley announced today that David Ferrucci, the lead researcher behind IBM's Watson, a breakthrough in computers understanding natural language, will deliver a keynote speech on Friday, May 13th at TiEcon 2011. TiEcon 2011 will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 13-14. Each year, the conference brings together a diverse and dynamic group of leaders from business, technology,...

2010-10-07 11:42:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The CME Group Center for Innovation (CFI) today announced Dr. David Ferrucci, IBM's senior manager for its Semantic Analysis and Integration Department, is the 2010 CME Group Fred Arditti Innovation Award recipient. Ferrucci is the principal investigator for the DeepQA project at IBM Research, which takes an expansive architectural approach to processing natural language and performing automatic question answering. His findings have potential for artificial...

2009-04-28 10:52:46

Can man be outsmarted by machine in a game of Jeopardy? IBM says it intends to find out. The computer firm on Monday announced that its scientists have been working for almost two years on a computing system known as "Watson" "“ named for IBM founder Thomas Watson. Watson is being designed as a question-answering machine that aims to take on humans in a TV episode of the game show Jeopardy. "The aim is to get Watson to think and interact in human terms," IBM's Dr David Ferrucci told BBC...

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