New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt beat IBM’s AI darling.
IBM super beats humans at their own game. Next up: calling Doctor Watson.
Next week the IBM supercomputer known as “Watson” will take on two of the most accomplished Jeopardy players of all time, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in a three-game match starting on February 14. If Watson manages to best the humans, it will represent the most important advance in machine intelligence since IBM’s “Deep Blue” beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in 1997. But this time around, the company also plans to make a business case for the technology. Trivial pursuit this is not.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week,
condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Durham
University’s newest “Cosmology Machine”; NetApp’s Engenio acquisition;
the 2010 ACM Turing Award winner; SGI’s ArcFiniti storage archive; and
an MRAM data storage advance worthy of patenting.
Supercomputer brings AI to primetime television — and it’s not science fiction.
A computer science professor uses textual analysis of articles to beat the market.
New project at MIT aims to reinvent AI.
IBM’s Watson will showcase the latest tricks in natural-language processing.
If many hands make light work, then maybe many computers can make an artificial brain.
Time to break out of the search engine mindset. Wolfram Alpha is not a Google wannabe.