Technology: It's quite elementary, my dear...

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Technology: It's quite elementary, my dear...

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:11 am

The New York Times' John Markoff describes how IBM's Watson, a “question answering machine” of a type that artificial intelligence researchers have struggled with for decades — a computer akin to the one on “Star Trek” that can understand and answer questions posed in natural language — was successfully pitted against Jeopardy!'s two most impressive human contestants.

Also, Jeopardy!'s supreme champion Ken Jennings writes about what it's like to play against a supercomputer.
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Post by Phil White » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:57 am

Yes, but why bother when we have Ken?
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:04 pm

Please don't tell me that the two Kens have accidentally got mixed up... because if they have, the wrong one won the million dollars.
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Post by adobe » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:06 am

This is all beyond my ken ...
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