Is IBM’s Watson an Expert System?


Is IBM’s Watson an Expert System?

Expert system implies to me rule-based AI.  When I was bandying around the conventional wisdom that IBM Watson represented the triumph of the era of machine learning over the past epoch of rule-based AI, and on Quora no less, IBM Watson researcher, and Quora member, Bill Murdock [1] soundly rejoined that such was not the case [2]….  ;^)

[1] James William Murdock IV

[2] How does IBM’s Watson work?

BTW, David Ferrucci let slip recently that the IBM Systems Journal will be preparing a special issue dedicated to IBM Watson.

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