Paul Saffo

Stanford University

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Consulting professor at Stanford University, where he teaches forecasting, and managing director at Discern Analytics, a forecasting company

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In 1997, IBM's " Deep Blue " computer defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. This week, " Watso n" defeated two champion humans on  Jeopardy .

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In 1997, IBM's " Deep Blue " computer defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. This week, " Watso n" defeated two champion humans on Jeopardy .

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