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IBM Computer ‘Watson` to Take on Jeopardy

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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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Well I'm old enough to remember the now famous battle between deep blue and the Chess Champion. It seems that IBM is now setting it's eyes on Jeopardy


All joking aside this is just another step towards an interactive program that will simulate AI's who knows maybe this will be the first step towards a real AI?

This is a question and answer program so maybe some day while we are traveling we can stop off and get some information from a friendly smiling face on a screen.



IBM Computer ‘Watson` to Take on Jeopardy

In something that sounds like it was cooked up by the writers at “Saturday Night Live,” IBM is building a computer that will compete with human contestants on the game show “Jeopardy.”

IBM researchers have spent two years creating a QA (question answering) system—codenamed “Watson”—that they say will be a significant step forward in giving businesses the ability to quickly find the information they need.

The Jeopardy arena will be a key test for the system, given that it will have to be able to handle questions that have subtle meanings, riddles, puns and the like, then sort through the information in its database, to come up with the answer within a second or two in order to beat its human counterparts, the researchers said.






posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 11:38 PM
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Here is a nice update!

IBM's Watson supercomputer destroys all humans in Jeopardy practice round (video!)


I would have liked to start a new thread but I am still not able too


So here you go.

Sorry Im not sure how to add the video to the thread it self.
edit on 19-1-2011 by tEkAshr because: (no reason given)



 
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