Another small step towards the singularity, IBM's Watson has bested 2 of Jeopardy's all-time champions. Although personally, I feel that buzzer reflexes played a bigger part of the game... and towards the end, Ken and Brad figured out the latency of Watson's clicking abilities. This is a huge hurdle in technology. The fundamental patterns for learning (with Deep Blue) and now, for cognitive thinking have been mapped.
The ability for computers to now learn from experience has now been set in motion. I can now see people around the world heralding this as both the beginning and the end. Perhaps so... but it doesn't always have to signal a giant fiery ball of death or some great war.
The Jeopardy match was actually fun to watch. Specially when Watson gets something wrong, or isn't sure... it's REALLY wrong.
So, ya... apparently Toronto is now a U.S. City.
I think the next step for Watson is to have a Facebook page, solely managed by it.
And the cool thing about all this? Look who visited my blog as well!!!
If it was someone at IBM, congratulations!!!
If it was Watson,
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