IBM’s Watson to Compete on Jeopardy

IBM is tuning up its supercomputer to take on human kind once again. Just as IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat the world’s grandmaster chess champion in 1997, a new supercomputer by the name of Watson will be taking on the champions of the television gameshow Jeopardy. The match will air February 14 – 16. Last week Watson easily beat its human rivals in a practice round. Watch the video accessed via the link below.

IBM’s Watson supercomputer destroys all humans in Jeopardy practice round (video) [Engadget]

4 Replies to “IBM’s Watson to Compete on Jeopardy”

  1. I’d love to see the algorithm. You think Watson is connected to the Internet? Maybe a quick Google search? lol

  2. I read that it’s restricted to whatever is in it’s database at that time. They decided a live internet connection would be cheating.

    It’s a really fascinating project. I’m interested to see other applications!

  3. I found your website via track-backs from your web design class and saw this post.

    What I find most fascinating is how the ‘Wastson’ computer on the Jeopardy game show shown here can understand spoken speech — I would imagine *that* uses far more computing power than analyzing the actual question.

    What do you think?

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