Watson Goes to University

Deakin University will be the first university in the world to utilise IBM Watson to enhance the quality of the student experience, developing with IBM a breakthrough system that will transform the way students get advice and answers to questions... Watson will answer questions about courses but will also be able to help guide students through the maze of decision-making about their future careers to enhance their employment opportunities. Over time every student who asks Watson a question can expect tailored information and personalised advice and information based on their individual profile.

http://www.deakin.edu.au/news/latest-media-releases/2014/deakin-and-ibm-unite-to-revolutionise-the-student-experience

IBM's website suggests that this will be  "a new partnership that aims to exceed students’ needs." It's at the early stages of development, but if successful, that may well be an understatement. 

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