IBM's Watson to be on Jeopardy next week.

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IBM has developed a system they call Watson specifically to play Jeopardy. It will take on the two best Jeopardy champions of all time next week on Jeopardy, February 14 -16. NOVA already as an online show about Watson that you can watch here:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/smartest-machine-on-earth.html" [Broken]

It should be a very interesting week.
 
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They're doing it at RPI's EMPAC and I'm going to it on the 14th! Can't wait!
 
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Wow, I might actually watch! Kudos to the marketing team!
 
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I like the part where in the practice match, all three contestants got 100% of their answers right, and it basically came down to who could ring in first.

I also like that they've required Watson to actually push the button physically, and not just electronically.

Go Ken Jennings!
 
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I can't wait to watch! Go Watson!
 
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Watson is tied for first!
 
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Hey, watch the spoiler posts -- we're dealing with multiple time zones here!
 
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The display of Watson's guesses and probabities was interesting to see. The globe colors based on correct and incorrect guesses was a nice touch also.

I was wondering before the show how Watson would bet on the Daily Double questions. Hitting it on the second or third question didn't leave much of a difficult choice that early. Will Watson will bet it all with one question left and/or a sizable lead?

I'm looking forward to the next two days.
 

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