New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt beat IBM’s AI darling.
IBM super beats humans at their own game. Next up: calling Doctor Watson.
Watson humbles humans on match’s second night.
Computer’s deafness costs it a decisive win.
Jeopardy’s first ever “man-versus-machine” contest has us all wondering about the future of artificial intelligence.
As the IBM Watson supercomputer prepares to battle human champions on Jeopardy, the Apache Software Foundation highlights the role of open source software keys to supercomputer trivia performance.
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 the computing power on display at SC10′s Student Cluster Competition; the University of Portsmouth’s new supercomputer; IBM Watson’s SUSE Linux platform; multicore advances at North Carolina State; and Intel’s new approach to university funding.
Supercomputer brings AI to primetime television — and it’s not science fiction.
‘Watson’ super being readied for public challenge.