[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
youtube<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHhDLUVAtqU>,
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:
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> 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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