As part of the Watson Innovation course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, I presented a lecture on crowdsourcing ground truth data through human computation. In the lecture I explained the need of cognitive systems for large amounts of annotated data, and how the wisdom of the crowd should be used to gather this data with the CrowdTruth methodology.
Today Lora Aroyo presented the first lecture of the Watson Innovation course at the Vrije Universiteit. The topic of the lecture was Cognitive Computing, IBM Watson and looking inside the mind of Watson. There was a high attendance of motivated bachelor and master students with various backgrounds, such as artificial intelligence, computer science, business administration, business analytics and information sciences. We are looking forward to see them develop their ideas with Watson.