The Big Think

October 6, 2013

Google in Jeopardy

Filed under: Computing — jasony @ 8:42 pm

Google in Jeopardy: What If IBM’s Watson Dethroned the King of Search?:

“Remember Watson, IBM’s Jeopardy champion? A couple years ago, Watson beat the top two human champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter at a game where even interpreting the cue is complex with language nuances. (Not to mention finding answers at lightning speed on any subject matter.) Yet after the initial excitement, most people – except for a notable few – forgot about Watson. But we need to pay attention, and now. Because Watson heralds the emergence of ‘thinking machines’ capable of knowledge creation that will trump today’s knowledge retrieval machines. This could be the beginning of a serious challenge to Google, whose most ambitious initiatives — from wearables to cars to aging — are funded through its thriving advertising business.”

Leavin’ Tomorrow, Mate

Filed under: Education — jasony @ 11:36 am

The only thing is that these numbers are about 20% higher than when this video was made… four years ago.

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