Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jeopardy Supercomputer

Forget unbeatable chess computers, how about a computer that is able to play ( and win) gameshows!

Also hilarious line by one of the champions : )

This was taken from the tv/game show Jeopardy, as two of the best contenstants to ever grace the show play against IBM's Supercomputer, Watson. If you watch the footage, Watson does extremely well (almost TOO well) and it is crazy to think of the programming it took for it to understand this not-so-straight forward game. 

Quick link  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO1i7-Qx00k&feature=fvwrel

Let me know what you think about it!

31 comments:

  1. Saw it on the news today. My first thought was: robots are taking over! Haha thanks for the vid, will watch later on.

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  2. Just wait until exabytes and brontobytes come out. 1 single brontobyte is like having 1000 entire Internets. Kinda scarry thing for all of Humanity.

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  3. i'm sure there must be more useful things that computer could be doing rather than playing jeopardy haha.

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  4. I watched a show about this on PBS and you're right, the work that went into it was impressive. I took a lot of troubleshooting to make Watson understand categories as it wasn't just simple data retrieval, so this could have greater applications beyond just playing Jeopardy.

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  5. Hmm, I wonder if they can implement this in robotic technology! :D

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  6. That's awesome. . . and a little scary.

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  7. Haha pretty freaky but thanks for posting!

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  8. This computer was ridiculous! If the humans beat the computer I would be more frightened that Jennings was cyborg from the future sent to destroy Watson.

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  9. Yesterday I was watching that show . And I was like ehhh really ? Anybody can google the answer and write it during the show . That was definately horrible

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  10. When will we be able to get our own robots? haha

    but its was really cool/weird to watch that Jeopardy episode :P

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  11. wow..i didnt know that
    good to know!!
    scary tho!!

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  12. amazing. ai has developed so far to be able to compete with humans

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  13. thats awesome, i want to see the whole thing

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  14. LOL, awesomeness.

    thanks for sharing.

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  15. It can help speed up medical diagnosis? I'm sure Dr. Gregory House would love it :p

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  16. Its only a matter of time until we are all slaves to super computers. Lets all enjoy our time now until that happens.

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  17. lol supercomputer can run all of our decisions from now, from whom to marry and who too have xxx with. we will have a mini cam and wires attached to our brains

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  18. Saw this the other day. Wouldn't a computer always win? Guess I don't understand since they have Wikipedia at their fingertips!

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  19. I'm amazed at how far technology has come in the past couple years.

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  20. maybe in the future all contestants will be computers :/

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  21. One day, Watson will take your job flipping burgers from you.
    Not just another one. The same one. He'll being doing every job. Ever. Watson will own 99% of all wealth.
    Then the purge will begin.

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  22. this technology needs to be used for better things

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