David Ferrucci

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David Ferrucci speaking at TEDx Binghamton University

David Ferrucci was the principal investigator who in 2007–2011 led a team of IBM and academic researchers and engineers[1] to the development of the Watson computer system that won a television quiz.

Ferrucci graduated from Manhattan College, with a B.S. degree in biology and from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in 1994 with a Ph.D. degree in computer science specializing in knowledge representation and reasoning.[2] He joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson in 1995 and left in 2012 to join Bridgewater Associates.[3] He is also the Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist of Elemental Cognition, a venture exploring a new field of study called natural learning, which Ferrucci describes as 'artificial intelligence that understands the world the way people do.'.[4]

Ferrucci is interviewed in the 2018 documentary on artificial intelligence Do You Trust This Computer?