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IBM's 'Watson' Moving to NYC

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One of the country's most famous computers is coming to the city.

IBM's "Watson" appeared on Jeopardy in 2011 and took down legendary contestant Ken Jennings.

Now the company is investing more than $1 billion to move the cloud computing system to Manhattan and give it its own business unit to further develop and commercialize the technology.

IBM, based in Armonk, N.Y., is building a new headquarters on the edge of the East Village.

Watson finds answers to problems by combining information it "reads" with the results of past work.

The technology is being used in health care, banking and other industries.

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