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Mechanical Men: Live From IBM’s Watson Robot Vs. Human Jeopardy Champions

January 13th, 2011 01:33 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Greetings, fellow humans. Nicholas here live from IBM’s Watson Research facility in upstate New York where I’ll be witnessing the absolute latest in IBM’s artificial intelligence, a fine robot named Watson, take on past Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Just a live blog for now—pics and video to come afterward. I have but two hands. Feel free to refresh every 8 seconds for the next few minutes or so.

11am: The world’s press is here. CNN, Fox, NTV, CNET, PBS’ NOVA. I feel well out of place.

11:05am: IBM shows a video explaining why it’s damn near impossible for a robot, no matter how complex, can play a game like Jeopardy well to any degree.

11:10am: The video continues to explain Watson’s evolution. IBM hopes to “revolutionize†the filed of AI, in the process changing the world forever.

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