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IBM Supercomputer to be Jeopardy contestant

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dpeters11, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. dpeters11

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    If it's like the IBM I've had to work along for 5 years now (IBM Global Services), the computer will end up at -$500 and not even participate in Final Jeopardy.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    !rolling

    It's Better Manually

    Incredibly Bad Machines

    I've Been Manipulated
     
  4. matt

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    "'Jeopardy!' to pit humans against IBM machine"

    Jeopardy to pit humans against and international business machine machine?
     
  5. Nick

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    Jeopardy to pit humans against an International Business Machine [strike]machine[/strike]
    computer, contraption, overgrown calculator, device, box o' bits & bytes. :kickbutt:
     
  6. dpeters11

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    Reminder, this starts tonight, a three day tournament before the Teen Tournament starts.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

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    Thanks for the reminder. I actually heard about this on the radio but it's nice to have it out there. I'm going to post it in the TV Show Talk forum as well.
     
  8. sigma1914

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    I read the answers are pretty funny when wrong...which isn't often.
     
  9. matt

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    Oh good, I'll make sure to set my digital DVR recorder.
     
  10. Nick

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    First checkers, then chess, now Jeopardy. What's next for IBM...? :confused:

    Actually, I think the machine will win, "Jeopardy" and "Wheel" will go off the air, and finally, we can all sit down to a leisurely evening meal around the dinner table. :sure:
     
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    Under Arrogance and Silliness for a Million, Alex

    87 tournaments a season, elimination of common-sense rules like the 5 game limit, doubling of values and doubling them again, move from TV studio to stadium sized arena.








    What are reasons I stopped watching this show years ago.
     
  12. dpeters11

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    Even with that, Jeopardy is still one of the most intelligent game shows there is. I think the last time I watched a full episode of Wheel of Fortune, they still had those rotating living room prize sets.
     
  13. matt

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    I watched the first round just now. Amazing!
     
  14. Scott Kocourek

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    Watched the first episode with my wife, it was AWESOME!
     
  15. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    You can't beat its reaction time.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    That seems to be the real difference maker...
     
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    Can't wait for the second show tonight. It isn't exactly running away with things, but Watson is pretty amazing.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    From what I've read, Rutter and Jennings were known for fast reaction times, so they didn't see it as a concern. Apparently, part of it had to be reshot. When Ken got the Olympic athlete question wrong, responding that he was missing a hand, Watson responded with just "What is a leg." Trebek took this as a correct answer. Normally they would accept it, in context of Jenning's answer. But since Watson can't actually react to what another contestant said, that doesn't apply. So Trebek had to do it again, saying it was incorrect.
     
  19. Chris Blount

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    I found the first episode cool. I couldn't help to think about the movie Collosus: The Forbin Project.
     
  20. billsharpe

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    I am impressed with Watson's "digitized" voice -- pretty close to human, I'd say.

    Jeopardy is a great show for recording. It seems like there are eight or nine minutes of commercials per program, almost all of which are repeated every night.

    Now if they can get the computer to perform well in Wipeout, IBM will really have something!
     

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