[ml] Fwd: [Cyborg] Watson Tonight

Thomas Lotze thomas.lotze at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 18:47:04 PST 2011

What do you all think about watching the first episode of the Jeopardy
Watson challenge tomorrow?  It's on
and we could put it up on the projector.

It's really interesting how far language processing has come, and I for one
have been really impressed with what I've seen of Watson so far.

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:

> Fwd from Eric Boyd on the cyborg list:
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> From: Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com>
> Date: Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 1:30 PM
> Subject: [Cyborg] Watson Tonight
> To: "cyborg at lists.noisebridge.net" <cyborg at lists.noisebridge.net>
> Tonight is the airing of the Jeopardy episode which features IBM's
> Watson against the two best Jeopardy players of all time.
> http://singularityhub.com/2011/02/14/its-showtime-ibms-watson-to-make-history-with-jeopardy-performance-today/
> This links includes a trio of new videos that IBM has released, and it's
> good watching.
> I think the most amazing thing about this whole event is how
> anti-climatic it feels.  Obviously Watson is going to win.  Yet when you
> take a step back and think about what goes into the technology behind
> this victory, and you compare it to Deep Blue (the chess machine), you
> have to stand in awe at how far technology has come in the last 10
> years.  I think we've firmly entered the knee of the curve as regards
> strong AI.
> Eric
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