Watson vs Carbon Life Forms (Day 1)

Posted by deadline on Feb 16, 2011 9:31 AM EDT
clustermonkey.net; By Douglas Eadline
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Watson, a 2880 core IBM Linux cluster computer will attempt to beat two human experts on the USA game show Jeopardy. This is more than a chess match because in Jeopardy you must supply the question based on an answer. It is a measure of how far Artificial Intelligence has progressed.

Each day ClusterMonkey.net will provide commentary and observations about the match. After the first day, Watson is tied for first place. "He" started off doing very well but lost some ground as the "answers" got harder. There is a lot more at stake than the million dollars in prize money. Go Watson, go Linux.

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