Wednesday, December 15, 2010

IBM AI Jeopardy

IBM has created a supercomputer AI system named "Watson" that will challenge all-star winners Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in Jeopardy. This article talks a little more about it.

I am very curious as to how this will turn out. Apparently "Watson" will use natural language parsing to interpret the questions. If "Watson" wins, it will represent a huge leap in AI. We've already seen some very impressive natural language parsing from Wolfram Alpha. I want to see  how much farther this concept can go with a budget from IBM.

So? Place your bets! Human or Computer? My money is on the AI killing the Jeopardy veterans. I guess we'll find out in February. What do you guys think?


  1. I saw this video a while ago.

    It's pretty impressive, but I don't think it will dominate the all-star players. It would be impressive to see it at the same level. Even that would be quite an accomplishment.

    Hopefully they will make sure it doesn't fail like at the end of that video.

    Also, you wrote "all-start" :P

  2. Cool video. :)

    They certainly have a lot of work left to do, but it's great to see the progress they've made. This is certainly a very challenging problem. Hopefully, they've improved the system since that video was made.

    Also, spelling errors fixed. :P