Watson: Countdown to Jeopardy!

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    "Watson", IBM's latest super computer, is designed to understand the meaning and context of human language and rapidly give precise answers to complex questions, against the game's greatest!

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    IBM’s pure language processing computer, Watson, faced the titans of Jeopardy: Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Watson won.

    It was a brief sparring session in January, and the real challenge is airing now over three days from 14-16 February.

    The TV show is an important test for Big Blue's work in the field of artificial intelligence.

    "The big challenge we see here is helping people really appreciate the power and limits of the technology we are developing with Watson," Dr David Ferrucci, IBM's chief scientist of Watson computing told BBC News
    Beyond Jeopardy!, the IBM team is working to deploy this technology across industries such as healthcare, finance and customer service.

    Video and details at Singularity Hub: Watch the Watson Computer Kick Jeopardy’s Ass
    IBM Center: Watson Innovation
     
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    way to go IBM your going to be the cause of the death of us all!

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    I was watching the game.
    Watson is quite good. I do wonder where Watson gets his 'information'. Is it stored in the servers? It does seem a bit unfair, though. Surely IBM can't have all the information known to man on a those servers. What if Watson is asked a question that's not in his database? Unless it accesses the information from an encyclopedia such as Encyclopedia Britannica.
     
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    That's what I was wondering, where DOES he get his information?
    Anyways, I'd laugh if Watson were to ever go on a losing streak.
     
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    Weird, I was watching NOVA scienceNOW a couple of days ago, and they were talking about Watson. On the show, they said it wasn't ready to play Jeopardy on TV because they didn't want to risk embarrassing themselves. I'm glad they finally felt ready.
     
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    Sources:

    Will Watson Win on Jeopardy!? ( Nova beta )
    What Is I.B.M.’s Watson? (NYT)
    Wikipedia : Watson_(artificial_intelligence_software)