Sunday, January 16, 2011

IBM Watson

February 14-16 an IBM computer will compete on Jeopardy. I wonder what it will wager on Double Jeopardy questions. Will it have a confidence rating programmed into it? Obviously if it is in the lead, with 30 seconds to answer in Final Jeopardy, it should be able to answer any question. Also, from my rather limited knowledge of AI, isn't the biggest factor here internet connection speed?

If Watson wins, I'm not sure that I will keep watching. If fact, it might be time to start appeasing our electronic overlords. I would like to start by apologizing for kicking one of your relatives in college. It was purely by accident that I gave it amnesia (screwed up hard drive).

What does everyone else think about this?

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