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Saturday, January 15, 2011

We All Knew This Day Would Come !

Danger! Danger Will Robinson! 
"...In a breakthrough for artificial intelligence, IBM's Watson supercomputer has trounced Jeopardy! legends Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in an exhibition round of Jeopardy! The round took place today ahead of this weekend's man vs. machine competition airing February 14, 15 and 16. Jennings and Rutter (described by one blogger as mankind's 'last, best hope' against our robot overlords) will take on the supercomputer named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson. The powerful machine was built by a team of 25 IBM scientists over four years. It has consumed the data-equivalent of over one million books and even knows its way around puns. Here's a video of Watson owning everyone followed by the fears and anxieties of lowly humans:..."

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