[ml] Fwd: [Cyborg] Watson Tonight

Adam Skory a at skory.us
Tue Feb 15 20:29:29 PST 2011


Any money Watson wins is going to charity, I believe.

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
> 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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