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Watson's Jeopardy! Win: What Did We Discover?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Groner

Scientists and technicians clearly proved something this week about ingenuity, progress, and communication. What's the big takeaway from this three-day experiment?

Questions for Jeopardy's Watson

Sean Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean Kelly


WATSON WINS: Machine Beats Man In Final 'Jeopardy' Match

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN and JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(SETH BORENSTEIN and JORDAN ROBERTSON, AP) Machines first out-calculated us in simple math. Then they replaced us on the assembly lines, explored plac...

'Jeopardy!' Pits Man Against Computer In Round 1

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — In the "Jeopardy!" battle of man vs. machine, man and machine were neck-and-neck on Monday. Human player Brad Rutter and the superco...

My Jeopardy Battle Against IBM's Watson

Stephen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

It was a mid-summer practice round for IBM's Jeopardy computer. But the game was halted while technicians made adjustments to Watson's sound system.

What IBM's Jeopardy Machine Can Teach Us: Humility

Stephen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

The supercomputer and the French philosopher are hardly soul mates. But they're both ready to avoid easy mental short-cuts.

Why IBM's Watson Is Smarter Than Google

Stephen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

The most common question I encounter about IBM's Jeopardy-playing computer is this: Doesn't Google already answer questions? The short answer is no.