Midnight In The Desert — IBM

IBM wants to predict earthquakes and volcanoes with Watson

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IBM wants to predict earthquakes and volcanoes with Watson

We may soon have categorical evidence that living in San Francisco is a terrible idea. IBM announced on Nov. 20 that it had created an award-winning simulation of the Earth’s tectonic plates that could soon be used to make predictions about when the next great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will occur. And its artificial intelligence system, Watson, may prove to be the computer brain that can tell us when it’s time to get out of the Bay Area. A team of computer scientists at IBM, in partnership with researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, New York University and...

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