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+ - IBM Watson to battle patent trolls->

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MrSeb writes "IBM’s Watson is made of many parts: speech recognition, natural language processing, machine learning, and data mining. All of these factors were perfectly combined to beat Ken Jennings in Jeopardy, and now each of these components are slowly finding their way into other applications. Health plan company WellPoint, for example, is using Watson to investigate patient records to improve diagnosis, and in a self-referential, possibly universe-destroying twist, IBM itself is using Watson to help sell Watson (and other IBM products) to other companies. Now, using Watson’s data mining and natural language talents, IBM has created the Strategic IP Insight Platform, or SIIP, a tool that has already scanned millions of medical patents and journals for the sake of improving drug discovery — and in the future, it's easy to see how the same tool could be used to battle patent trolling, too."
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Comment: There are no labour camps in Hungary (Score 5, Informative) 218

by caius112 (#38180588) Attached to: Hacker Tries To Land IT Job At Marriott Via Extortion

In Hungary, they send their unemployed to hard labor camps to get any government assist.

I believe the proposed legislation says that after six months of being on unemployment benefit, you must do 4 hours of public service a day to continue to receive said benefit. Hungary is a member of the European Union, there are no forced labour camps or any such Stalinist nonsense (which doesn't mean there isn't massive corruption etc., but that's another issue). Next time please inform yourself before posting idiotic shit.

Comment: Re:Outrageous (Score 3, Informative) 178

by caius112 (#37771162) Attached to: French Court Orders ISP To Block Police Misconduct Website
Like many other people pointed it out, the site wasn't simply a collection of misconduct videos. It collected full names, addresses, telephone numbers, and facebook accounts of police officers that visitors then actually used to harass these said officers. I think the judge is fully justified in shutting it down, it probably broke quite a few privacy laws.

Comment: Re:Everywhere except Germany (Score 2) 137

by caius112 (#37127508) Attached to: Samsung Tablet Ban Lifted For Most of EU

I doubt that covers the case where there is an injunction against the sale in one country.

The current German court decision means that if you are a retailer, you can't sell the Samsung tablet in Germany. It does not limit the free circulation of goods inside the EU, so you can very well buy it from France or Italy or Austria and have it shipped to your German address.

This freedom is one of the key principles of the European Union.

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current." -- Thomas Jefferson

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