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Jeopardy! demands knowledge of a broad range of topics including history, literature, politics, film, pop culture and science. What's more, Jeopardy! clues involve irony, riddles, analyzing subtle meaning and other complexities at which humans excel and computers traditionally do not. This, along with the speed at which contestants have to answer, makes Jeopardy! an enormous challenge for computing systems.
Watson will also incorporate massively parallel analytical capabilities and, just like human competitors, Watson will not be connected to the Internet, or have any other outside assistance.
i see u are quite concerned about it .. i understand you now
Originally posted by tauristercus
reply to post by idonotcollectstamps
If you check this thread out that I wrote a few months ago, you'll see that the US military (DARPA) are extremely well placed from a developmental/technical aspect to becoming the 1st to potentially create an AI system.
Project DARPA-BAA-09-03 - will this be the 1st true machine intelligence ?
My friend brought up the fact that in order for a machine to be truly smart it would have to be able to communicate with us on our terms. It was then that I realized the only way to create AI would be to teach it everything there is to know about language. To to read it, how to write it, how to analyze and produce it's own data based on what it learned...And over time, the Singularity would happen on it's own, probably very soon after.
Originally posted by Matrix Rising
First, Watson goes along way towards computers understanding natural language of humans. This is very important.
Second, Watson is basically doing the same thing that we do when we take a multiple choice test. He has confidence in his answer on some questions and you can see when he doesn't think he has the right answer.
People say, well Watson has all of this information uploaded. Well, we work the same way. A child has to learn what's an apple is or what's a piece of candy is. We have to upload that information so to speak. What separates Watson from us is the ability to form a world view based on the information.