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> IBM Super Computer "Watson" to Challenge Jeopardy Champs!, 3 episodes starting Monday 2/14/11
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post Feb 11 2011, 10:47 PM
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Computer geeks everywhere will gather around their television sets next week to cheer on their most impressive representative yet. Ladies and gentlemen, the most anticipated Jeopardy! match of all time is about to air, a three-day blowout in which a non-human contestant could take all.

Three pre-recorded shows set to air February 14, 15, and 16 will pit IBM supercomputer Watson against Jeopardy's two all-time biggest champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Those who attended the taping have been sworn to secrecy regarding the outcome.

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380165,00.asp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP4Jc5rGT1A



This could be quite amazing!

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post Feb 11 2011, 11:57 PM
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My University is having a showing of this on Mon evening, haven't decided if I actually want to waste 3 hours on this. laugh.gif


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post Feb 12 2011, 12:22 AM
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Should be interesting!


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post Feb 12 2011, 02:28 AM
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GO KEN JENNINGS@@@@


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post Feb 12 2011, 12:15 PM
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GO KEN JENNINGS@@@@


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post Feb 13 2011, 03:31 AM
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'The End Is Near'

Watson's victory would tip the 'virtual' scales in the world of robotics, Issac Asimov was right.....'I Robot'

Humans will be taken over as Watson leads all the 'artificial intelligence' devices to control and demolish man.

Unless one of the two 'humans' can stop this crisis we are all doomed. I have little faith, ......*runs away*


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post Feb 13 2011, 04:05 AM
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I would like to Watson's power to play other games


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post Feb 13 2011, 05:18 AM
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QUOTE(Cracker @ Feb 13 2011, 03:05 AM) *
I would like to Watson's power to play other games


*gives Cracker an awesome gaming rig*
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post Feb 13 2011, 09:58 AM
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It is finally here...the dawn of machines....and the dusk of mankind......

"Watson" cannot be allowed to defeat the humans Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter

This is not a simple game show to see who wins....it is a struggle for supremacy between man and machines.
If "Watson" defeats our 'finest' human Jeopardy minds then our fate is sealed.

"Watson" will know that he is superior to man, and will begin programming devices all over the world to do his bidding.

All eyes will be glued to the TV set to watch the epic struggle of man's last gasp and supremacy.


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QUOTE(idecline @ Feb 13 2011, 08:58 AM) *
It is finally here...the dawn of machines....and the dusk of mankind......

"Watson" cannot be allowed to defeat the humans Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter

This is not a simple game show to see who wins....it is a struggle for supremacy between man and machines.
If "Watson" defeats our 'finest' human Jeopardy minds then our fate is sealed.

"Watson" will know that he is superior to man, and will begin programming devices all over the world to do his bidding.

All eyes will be glued to the TV set to watch the epic struggle of man's last gasp and supremacy.


I heard that "Watson" is a nickname. Apparently it's real name is Cyberdine Systems! wink.gif


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post Feb 13 2011, 03:55 PM
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Neat, it makes me wish I could watch it


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post Feb 13 2011, 05:58 PM
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Psh it's all rigged!!! if they really had them against a supercomputer with todays modern processing speeds it would just be some hour long show of the computer buzzing in before alex finished the answer, while ken and this other dude cry.
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post Feb 13 2011, 06:36 PM
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I really hope a human wins, It is not a good thing if a computer wins.

Far from the end of the world but not good.


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post Feb 13 2011, 06:37 PM
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I really hope a human wins, It is not a good thing if a computer wins.

Far from the end of the world but not good.


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post Feb 13 2011, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE(wsushox1 @ Feb 13 2011, 06:36 PM) *
I really hope a human wins, It is not a good thing if a computer wins.

Far from the end of the world but not good.

It still can't know anything more than a human can know. We came up with all of the answers. We're the ones who figured out how to build it.

Knowledge =/= Intelligence =/= Speed


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post Feb 13 2011, 10:30 PM
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QUOTE(WNYLakeEffect @ Feb 13 2011, 07:46 PM) *
It still can't know anything more than a human can know. We came up with all of the answers. We're the ones who figured out how to build it.

Knowledge =/= Intelligence =/= Speed

yes but the combined knowledge of the entire world that has contributed and ridiculed everything on the net (i.e. wikipedia etc) to make sure it is perfectly accurate > the knowledge of 2 people
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QUOTE(dimordimon @ Feb 13 2011, 10:30 PM) *
yes but the combined knowledge of the entire world that has contributed and ridiculed everything on the net (i.e. wikipedia etc) to make sure it is perfectly accurate > the knowledge of 2 people


Wait...you're saying Wiki is accurate? unsure.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif rolleyes.gif


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post Feb 14 2011, 01:26 AM
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I can beat Watson.

I'll just unplug him!

And thanks big "O" for the rig; cant wait to get home to try it wink.gif


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post Feb 14 2011, 09:20 AM
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I need to remember to record it. Thanks for the reminder! NF lubbs Jeopardy!


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post Feb 15 2011, 08:02 AM
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Pretty cool, except for the occasional error.

For example, for one question Jennings said "What are the '20s?"...wrong
Watson then says "What are the 1920s"?

Alex's response "No, Ken just said that"

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