It sounds like they started this Watson computer after Jennings won so many
games just to see if they could beat him. Go Ken!
Its wonderful to see computers advance so much. This Jeporady tv program will be
be fun to watch.I wish IBM would sell a version of its Chess player
program and then keep updating it. I'd like to see it play as a regular in chess
tournaments.A computer would be an accurate way to compare a champ
from one era to a chess champ from another era in the future and see whose
better.Its fun to play computer programs even though they always
A rapid reference system like Watson, even with an inference engine with
associative memory features, should be a great way to get ideas, but when it
comes to the application, I will go with a human every time.For
example: given 20 unique medical symptoms Watson could probably deliver a list
of 3 or 4 possible ailments. But I would like a human doctor - an experienced
one, please - to make the final determination.Assimov projected
this. I hope all of his predictions are not completely accurate.