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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

IBM-Supercomputer Watson going to challenge two best human players in Jeopardy!

Today, IBM has announced that supercomputer Watson is going to challenge the two best human players in history in America's most popular tv-quiz Jeopardy! The match will take place on three consecutive days: February 14, 15 and 16 in 2011.



In this month's Dutch popular science monthly NWT Magazine I have written an article about this next big intellectual challenge between man and computer.

In 1997 supercomputer Deep Blue beat chess world champion Gary Kasparov.

Will IBM's supercomputer Watson beat the two best human players in Jeopardy in 2011? And will we get finally good question-answer-machines thanks to it?


Internet
www.research.ibm.com/deepqa/index.shtml IBM explains: ‘What is Watson?’
www.jeopardy.com/ The Jeopardy-quiz
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e22ufcqfTs IBM’s Watson on YouTube (1)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC3IryWr4c8 IBM’s Watson on YouTube (2)
www-03.ibm.com/systems/deepcomputing/solutions/bluegene/ About the IBM Blue Gene Supercomputers
www.languagecomputer.com American company LCC (Language Computer Corporation) already sells question-answer-machines