[ml] Fwd: [Cyborg] Watson Tonight

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Wed Feb 16 19:56:41 PST 2011


Here's a pdf of the DeepQA (Watson) project:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CFQQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stanford.edu%2Fclass%2Fcs124%2FAIMagzine-DeepQA.pdf&rct=j&q=watson%20ibm%20how%20it%20works%20deepqa&ei=KZpcTa_zBYXEsAP98tnzBQ&usg=AFQjCNHiRQ5rGbisHCJlbFgR6TdC_mULdw&cad=rja



On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Adam Skory <a at skory.us> wrote:
> 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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