IBM's Watson 'is a joke,' says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya

"Watson is a joke, just to be completely honest," he said in an interview with "Closing Bell" on the sidelines of the Sohn Investment Conference in New York.

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What IBM's Massive Turnaround Failure Should Teach You

One of the country's iconic businesses is losing it. Why? Lack of management discipline. Management's soft spot for Watson betrays a lack of discipline, and lack of discipline is why IBM has not turned around.

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What went wrong at IBM? Its 'master plan' has failed to deliver...

IBM had high expectations when Warren Buffett started buying its shares in 2011. But so far it has failed to deliver, and both turnover and profits are lower than they were back then, not higher.

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IBM pitched its Watson supercomputer as a revolution in cancer care. It’s nowhere close

But three years after IBM began selling Watson to recommend the best cancer treatments to doctors around the world, a STAT investigation has found that the supercomputer isn’t living up to the lofty expectations IBM created for it.

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Artificial intelligence: Can Watson save IBM?

“Their approach is bound to backfire,” says Mr Etzioni. “A more responsible approach is to be upfront about what a system can and can’t do, rather than surround it with a cloud of hype.” Nothing that IBM has done in the past five years shows it has succeeded in using the core technology behind the original Watson demonstration to crack real-world problems, he says.

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An Artificial Intelligence Retrospective Analysis Of IBM 2017 Q1 Earnings Call

Analyzing a company's earnings call gives an investor a first hand heads-up on the company's latest status with regards to operational and financial health. Investors can read the transcript, look at the numbers, and draw their own conclusions.

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Is a Crisis Brewing for Watson Health?

"There are not enough data scientists in IBM Watson who know medicines," one pharma executive, who asked to remain anonymous, told me recently. Yet the vision of the two working together remains powerful. In one scenario, an oncologist taps some information into an iPad, and within 30 seconds IBM's Watson crunches the data and spits out a drug regimen tailored to the patient.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center’s IBM Watson project fails, and so did the journalism related to it

Artificial intelligence has been suffering from overhype since the 1970s and 80s,” said Steven Salzberg, a professor of biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “Be skeptical and ask to see some evidence. (Technology companies) need to do more than simply assert that it works.”

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5-Minute Guide to Machine Learning

If your Watson project is over budget and missing deadlines, you’re not alone. Download the Five-Minute Guide to Machine Learning to learn how Attivio bundles self-learning technologies in a cognitive search platform, not a group of isolated APIs.