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Big Blue announces its 2011 Fellows, eight winners of the company's "most prestigious technical honor." Among them is David Ferrucci, who led the team that built a supercomputer capable of beating the world's-best "Jeopardy" players.
Who better to watch the final episode of the match among 'Jeopardy' champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter and IBM supercomputer Watson with than a large group of IBM researchers? CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman was on hand to do just that.
Having stomped upon two Jeopardy greats, IBM's Watson supercomputer decides to show his human side in a splendid performance of sucking up and yucks on "Conan." Until he gets smashed up, that is.
In the wake of Watson completely obliterating its human opponents on "Jeopardy," we sit down with two experts on human/computer competition to discuss the similarities and perennial differences between the two types of minds.
While early reports from the producers of PBS' "Nova" indicated that the taping of Watson's battle against human champions took more than four hours due to the computer crashing, that turned out not to be accurate.
In the second of three nights of the IBM Challenge, supercomputer Watson dominates and even shows inadvertent humor.
In the final round of "Jeopardy", Watson tries to pretend he was human, but he just couldn't make enough mistakes. He came out the winner. While humanity just sat and stared.
On Friday, Reporters' Roundtable welcomes two experts to discuss the differences between human brains and their silicon simulations.
In the first of three nights playing against two great "Jeopardy" champions, IBM supercomputer Watson scores well but shows precious little character. He also made howling errors.
Big data represents a huge opportunity for storage vendors. But IBM's Watson says, "Time out, guys. I only need a terabyte."