Thursday, February 10, 2011
CIO Insight reports: "An epic showdown of man vs. machine kicks off Feb. 14, 2011. That's when “Watson ,” a computing system from IBM, will face off against 'Jeopardy!' superstars Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Can an artificial intelligence-driven machine overcome championship-level human minds? With Watson, the key challenge isn’t a command of statistics and factoids. It’s a matter of programming a computing system that can pick up the subtle nuances of the game show. This requires understanding of language, including the puns and irony that provide the subtle clues hidden in the often-clever wording of the Jeopardy! answer-and-question trivia format."