[ml] Fwd: [Cyborg] Watson Tonight

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Tue Feb 15 20:22:12 PST 2011


Sounds fine to me! I'm interested in seeing how that
cold-hearted bastard works so I'll do a bit of background
research on it.

Coincidentally I was at a liquor store today and the
owner was complaining about what Watson is going
to do with the money, and about how it probably won't
have to pay taxes on it :(

  mike


On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Thomas Lotze <thomas.lotze at gmail.com> wrote:
> What do you all think about watching the first episode of the Jeopardy
> Watson challenge tomorrow?  It's on youtube, 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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