02/27/2011 11:59 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Stanley S. Litow, President Of IBM International Foundation, Discusses Social Benefits Of New Technology

Watson, the IBM super computer, last week beat out two of Jeopardy's most successful contestants on the television game show. Now officials at IBM are beginning to think about how Watson, which can answer questions posed to it in natural language by using algorithms to sort through reams and reams of information, might be able to help alleviate social problems.

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