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iPad Exam App Takes Testing Offline

informationweek.com — ExamSoft app not only makes the Web off limits, it creates new possibilities, such as med school tests in the morgue. Inside Eight Game-changing MOOCs (click image for larger view and for slideshow) The Ohio State University College of Medicine has been doing computerized testing since 2002, but this year an iPad app is allowing the technology to go where it's never gone before: into a room full of dead people.

Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town

informationweek.com — (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) So what's a smart machine? As a computing model designed to analyze growing volumes of unstructured data, including video, images, and human language, a smart machine, or cognitive computing system, uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to "sense, predict, infer and, in some ways, think," according to IBM.