IBM's Watson and the Jeopardy! challenge



  • Watson's [url=http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/smartest-machine-on-earth.html]Nova special[/url]



    Watson is a Jeopardy-playing system developed by IBM over the past four years or so. If you haven't heard about this I'm telling you now, it's worth watching. IBM is debuting Watson in a three-day Jeopardy game that is being aired February 14-16. I've been grinning all day since seeing it spar against Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter this afternoon.



    The future is very cool.



  • Can it also play "KBC"? Kaun Banega Crorepati? Who wants to be millionnaire?



  • @Nagesh said:

    Can it also play "KBC"? Kaun Banega Crorepati? Who wants to be millionnaire?

    OMG let's buy one and all become millionaires!

    But seriously, Ken Jennings is going to kick it's IBM ass. He's Washingtonian.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    OMG let's buy one and all become millionaires!

    But seriously, Ken Jennings is going to kick it's IBM ass. He's Washingtonian.

    Don't know who's Ken Jennings, but I could always google. You can't be a millionaire, if Watson is priced at 2 million.

    [b]Ha ha ha ha ha[/b]



  • And Watson spanked the humans last night.



  • @OzPeter said:

    And Watson spanked the humans last night.

    Great. Now they can use this as a promotional tool to sell more copies of Lotus Notes.

    IBM should be brought to trial for crimes against humanity-- and I'm not talking about their WWII stuf.



  • @OzPeter said:

    And Watson spanked the humans last night.

    Is this on youtube also?



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @OzPeter said:
    And Watson spanked the humans last night.

    Great. Now they can use this as a promotional tool to sell more copies of Lotus Notes.

    IBM should be brought to trial for crimes against humanity-- and I'm not talking about their WWII stuf.

    Who uses Lotus Notes?



  • @Nagesh said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    @OzPeter said:
    And Watson spanked the humans last night.

    Great. Now they can use this as a promotional tool to sell more copies of Lotus Notes.

    IBM should be brought to trial for crimes against humanity-- and I'm not talking about their WWII stuf.

    Who uses Lotus Notes?

    Sadly, it's still extremely popular, at least here in the US. A close runner-up to Outlook, about a 40% share.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @Nagesh said:
    @blakeyrat said:
    @OzPeter said:
    And Watson spanked the humans last night.

    Great. Now they can use this as a promotional tool to sell more copies of Lotus Notes.

    IBM should be brought to trial for crimes against humanity-- and I'm not talking about their WWII stuf.

    Who uses Lotus Notes?

    Sadly, it's still extremely popular, at least here in the US. A close runner-up to Outlook, about a 40% share.

    Wow. I am feeling sorry for those people who are doing development on Notes and using Notes.

    I think Microsoft outlook is the best email client. Nothing comes close to it in performance and features. Nothing.


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