IBM Watson: counting down to the Jeopardy challenge
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covered this before, but there is palpable excitement in the air as there are literally minutes before an IBM computer competes against Jeopardy all-time champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter (see here for local US show times).
Delaney Turner over on the IBM Software Blog does an excellent job of running through the different ways you can connect and learn more about every aspect of IBM Watson and this fascinating project.
For those interested in some of the specs of Whatson, check out this technical post on Wikibon.
On February 9, Nova aired this breathy backgound piece on Watson’s four year build-up to this event with an in-depth look at technology used and the team that created it.
I thought it’s worth sharing the chapters:
Chapter 1: smartest machine on earth – preview
Chapter 2: the challenge
Chapter 3: programming intelligence
Chapter 4: Watson’s audition
Chapter 5: machine learning
Chapter 6: playing the gamefollow IBM Watson on Twitter.