...Anyone watching this?
(TLDR: clever computer system competes against top jeopardy players ... and beats them)
I found it eerily entertaining to watch the machine dominate the first few rounds, before hilariously flubbing a few answers. Clearly the system still has some issues, but I have to wonder if perhaps they're dialing it back a bit, just so it doesn't absolutely humiliate us humans. It's bad form to crush all hope within the first 10 minutes anyways.
all in all.... pretty amazing. Can't wait for another 10 years from now, when the 'room full of servers' that comprise Watson can run smoothly on our smartphones...
part 2 of 3 airs tonight.
I for one, welcome our new robot overlords...
(MadTV Jeopardy parody posted in 3, 2, 1... SUCK IT TREBEK!)