Tag: AI

IBM Launches $1 Billion Watson Supercomputer Division

Jan 9, 2014 |

Tech giant IBM announced it will invest one billion dollars in a new Watson-based business unit to promote sales of Watson-powered technologies. The supercomputer, named after former IBM president Thomas Watson, sprung to fame when it bested reining game show champions on an episode of Jeopardy in 2011. The two-day tournament was a proving ground for Read more…

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Famous Futurist Ray Kurzweil Joins Google

Jan 16, 2013 |

American inventor and renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil has joined forces with the Redmond, Calif.-based search giant.

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Benchmarking Computer Intelligence

Aug 27, 2012 |

Computer scientists tantalizing close to passing the Turing test.

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Getting Close to Turing

Apr 16, 2012 |

Recent advancement in big data, analytics, and language recognition could be setting the stage for a machine that could act like a human.

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Thinking Forward: Vivek Wadhwa on Singularity University

Feb 13, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Vivek_Wadhwa_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”84″ />Tech entrepreneur turned academic, Vivek Wadhwa is currently the Vice President of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University, an institution that educates a select group of leaders about exponentially growing technologies. In this interview for HPCwire, Wadhwa describes his thoughts on the culture of Silicon Valley, Singularity University, the rising costs of education, and the rapid evolution of technology.

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AI Computer Legend Passes Away

Oct 27, 2011 |

John McCarthy, artificial intelligence pioneer and inventor of the Lisp programming language has died.

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IBM Reveals Cognitive Computing Chips

Aug 18, 2011 |

Researchers build circuitry based on workings of human brain.

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Watson Goes to Washington

Mar 2, 2011 |

New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt beat IBM’s AI darling.

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Watson Goes Undefeated in Three-Night Jeopardy Series

Feb 17, 2011 |

IBM super beats humans at their own game. Next up: calling Doctor Watson.

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Must See TV: IBM Watson Heads for Jeopardy Showdown

Feb 9, 2011 |

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.

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