Thread: Super Computer on Jeopardy

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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    We were actually watching clips from last night's episode in my computer class this morning. One video showed what the computer actually looks like, and I was very amazed.

    The computer itself is filled with about ten columns, and each column contains about eleven computers.

    This is a pretty big leap in technology, and I can't wait to see where this goes in the future.

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    I saw that in tonight's episode after flipping through channels. I asked myself WTF when I saw the computer named Watson as a contestant. Yet, I couldn't help but laugh at how he's been playing as a contestant.

    After watching tonight's Jeopardy episode, I took a look at the CBS News segment on how Watson came to be. I'm really overwhelmed by what IBM had put together for this, as it seems to be a first step for making a robot.
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    So freaking cool. Here is the full episode.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLdkJpAtt1I

    What I find funny is even with the size of Watson, he still has nothing on the human brain. You will see he still lacks common sense.
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    We already have six billion morons on earth, last thing we need is a metal one that knows the square root of Fort Ticonderoga.
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    Quote by vkimo
    We already have six billion morons on earth, last thing we need is a metal one that knows the square root of Fort Ticonderoga.


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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    Just imagine... not even a quarter of Wattson's capacity used to fill that whole server room over 65 years ago (thank you UNIVAC)..
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    It's only a matter of time before that thing goes Hal 9000 on anyone's ass
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    Quote by AtariMan76
    It's only a matter of time before that thing goes Hal 9000 on anyone's ass


    And that's why I have my underground bunker all ready for when he and all computers become self-aware.
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    There should be Sean Connery with Watson. I wonder how Watson would do with Sean Connery?
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    Since the days of the chess playing Big Blue, I was wondering what IBM was up to lately. A computer that can follow human speech! Didn't see this one coming, folks.

    What happens next, I'm not sure. But IBM's future looks a lot brighter to me.
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    Plug-in a USB with executable files full of viruses/malware.
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    Quote by AtariMan76
    It's only a matter of time before that thing goes Hal 9000 on anyone's ass

    you know what, I was thinking the exact same thing about this thing..
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    • 9 years 9 months ago
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    My favorite part was in the first Final Jeopardy, when Watson guessed Toronto (as a U.S. city?), and then revealed his $937 bid, and Alex was all "Oh, you sneak!"
    "TTFN-Ta ta for now!"
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    That's all well and good but can it play Minesweeper?
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