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Watson is heading to RPI

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TROY, N.Y. -- The famous supercomputer Watson is heading to the Capital Region. IBM announces it will send a Watson computer system to RPI.

Watson is best known for beating human opponents on Jeopardy and this is the first time it's being sent to a university.

The computer can process huge amounts of data, including language, and IBM says it sees Watson’s trip to RPI as a way to boost its cognitive abilities. Course work is expected to include English and math.

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