Thursday, March 3, 2011

I for one welcome our new computer overlords

And thus it came. With some, quite easy to fix, programming errors (saying the same answer after someone else has missed with it - not constraining the answers to the facts such as toronto not being a us city) and quite a few more complex ones, was this "prototype" enough to beat human minds?

I would like to point out Watson always got the first buzz when he was confident he had the answer - he either knew the exact moment the buzz was available or was microseconds faster than his compettitors. I saw Ken almost exasperate against the buzzer since he knew the answers but was not fast enough.

Enough said. You be the judges.