Double Jeopardy: WATSON
Get inside the mind of a supercomputer as it goes head-to-head against the expert panel of roboticists. David Ferrucci, lead researcher on the WATSON project, pulls back the curtain on the giant mainframe’s thought processes, and shows us how they’re not that different from our own methods of problem-solving. Like us, WATSON analyzes the question, and then weighs the potential answers against each other. This allows it to make a selection based on confidence, all within the blink of an eye. See also: WATSON: Do Mind the Wainscoting.
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Recorded June 2011; Posted July 2011