Jeopardy! Competition is a popular American television this week has been in the news, particularly in technology sectors, following three stages in which they have fought a duel the top two contestants from the show’s history and Watson, a IBM supercomputer run by Linux .
lasted three days on release in the popular television show Jeopardy questions and answers!, but not Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, the top two contestants from the show’s history, has been with Watson, a monster created by IBM technology 2,880 cores, 15 terabytes of RAM and a Linux head .
all this despite the first round remained in tables, Watson needed only an adjustment to spray his opponents with speed and accuracy. And it is this “creature” has in its interior with a database with all kinds of encyclopedic information, and thanks to a semantic analysis system can understand human language and expressions .
However, the machine was not perfect . Well understood and responded to questions with double meaning or irony, but failed in other seemingly more simple. For example, he could not tell who is “one that should not be named” in reference to Voldemort, the evil antagonist of Harry Potter (series of books which were included in its database), or named Toronto as U.S. city .
Then I leave with the first part of this “challenge IBM”, which presents Watson , plus Hal 9000 Skynet, but a bug scary at the end of the day (the video is in English, but with a little means that you know well, hopefully all Anglophones had the jurisdiction of the host of Jeopardy !-).
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Of course, from IBM and are rubbing their hands , not the prize won, which amounts to $ 1 million to be donated to a charity, but for future applications await this type of technology.