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Re: IBM's Watson Finds 'Jeopardy' Elementary
Posted by: Charles King 2011-02-22 08:50:21
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The finals of its highly publicized "Jeopardy" tournament found IBM's "Watson" computer system handily winning with a total of $77,147 -- upwards of $50,000 more than the sums amassed by Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, its grand champion adversaries. Watson's $1 million grand prize will be split equally between World Vision, a community development, disaster relief and advocacy organization, and the World Community Grid, a public computing grid that tackles beneficial projects such as HIV/AIDS treatments, cancer research and affordable water purification. Both charities were designated by IBM.

Posted by: Elspeth44 2011-02-22 09:03:21 In reply to: Charles King
There’s a book that has the whole Watson inside scoop! Check out Stephen Baker’s FINAL JEOPARDY: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything. ( Seattle Times reviewer raved “Now that I've read Final Jeopardy, I couldn't imagine watching the tournament without knowing the back story.” I couldn’t put it down – this is a must-read!
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