[Beowulf] IBM's Watson on Jeopardy tonight
Glen.Beane at jax.org
Wed Feb 16 02:32:53 PST 2011
On Feb 16, 2011, at 3:27 AM, Jonathan Aquilina <eagles051387 at gmail.com> wrote:
> To be tied with a human though i feel means they are on par with humans.
At answering questions on Jeopardy or playing chess (deep blue). These are designed to do a very specific task well.
> On 2/16/11 9:24 AM, Geoff Galitz wrote:
>>> this is quite an interesting read.
>>> question becomes are computers just as smart as we are?
>>> I'm quite surprised that the computer doesn't have a massive lead
>> Science Friday did a segment on this which is quite good and, of course,
>> more informative for us techi/science guys:
>> http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201102112 (listen to the
>> podcast segment)
>> Smart is always a tough thing to measure, even in people. Computers have a
>> very long way to go if you want to measure them to humans.
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