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IBM began rolling out its Watson supercomputer system across Africa on Thursday, saying it would help to address continental development obstacles as diverse as medical diagnoses, economic data collection and e-commerce research.The Watson system uses artificial intelligence that can quickly analyze huge amounts of data and understand human language well enough to hold sophisticated conversations.The company said last month it would invest $1 billion in creating a business unit for Watson, named after former IBM President Thomas Watson.Two Nigerian start ups, a logistics and a traffic control company, have already adopted the Watson system.
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