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[DPRG] IBM's Watson to play on Jeopardy 2/14-16

Subject: [DPRG] IBM's Watson to play on Jeopardy 2/14-16
From: Mike South msouth at gmail.com
Date: Mon Feb 14 11:20:33 CST 2011

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM, <brianmerritt at att.net> wrote:

>  For those who haven’t heard, the IBM supercomputer named Watson is
> scheduled to play on the game show Jeopardy today through Wednesday.  It is
> supposed to play stand alone using its own database i.e. no connection to
> the internet or other sources. It will get the same (often times convoluted)
> questions at the same time as the live contestants and will only have the
> same few seconds to come up with a answer in the form of a question.  There
> was an episode of Nova on PBS that explained the whole project. It was very
> interesting and will probably be rerun in the future. Jeopardy shows locally
> at 6PM on channel 21.1. It can probably also be seen on Hulu. The head
> researcher of the Watson project said that he hoped to one day build an
> expert type system where a user could ask questions and it would give
> answers. So is this Star Trek come true 50 years after the original show?
> How far off are real AI robots?

Ten years.


(If you're not familiar with the joke--google "strong AI" "ten years away")


> Cheers,
> Brian
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