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Final Jeopardy : the Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World.

Author: Stephen Baker
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Researchers at IBM have launched a billion-dollar project to develop a machine that can compete in the quiz show Jeopardy--and win. Early next year, if all goes well, the machine will face off in a nationally televised match against two kingpins of trivia: The reigning champion of Jeopardy, still to be determined, and the game's greatest all-time winner, Ken Jennings. Final Jeopardy, by journalist Stephen Baker,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baker, Stephen.
Final Jeopardy : The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World.
Boston : Mariner Books, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Baker
ISBN: 9780547519432 0547519435
OCLC Number: 1032712586
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (143 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Contents; Copyright; Dedication; Introduction; The Germ of the Jeopardy Machine; And Representing the Humans . . .; Blue J Is Born; Educating Blue J; Watson's Face; Watson Takes On Humans; AI; A Season of Jitters; Watson Looks for Work; How to Play the Game; The Match; Acknowledgments; Notes; Sources and Further Reading; About the Author; Connect with HMH; Footnotes.

Abstract:

"Researchers at IBM have launched a billion-dollar project to develop a machine that can compete in the quiz show Jeopardy--and win. Early next year, if all goes well, the machine will face off in a nationally televised match against two kingpins of trivia: The reigning champion of Jeopardy, still to be determined, and the game's greatest all-time winner, Ken Jennings. Final Jeopardy, by journalist Stephen Baker, carries readers on a captivating journey from the IBM labs to the showdown in Hollywood. The story features brilliant Ph.D.s, Hollywood moguls, knowledge-obsessed Jeopardy masters--and a very special collection of silicon and circuitry named Watson. It is a classic match of Man vs. Machine, not seen since the chess-playing computer Deep Blue bested the world's reigning grandmaster, Garry Kasparov. But Watson will need to do more than churn through chess moves or find a relevant Web page. It will have to understand language, including puns and irony, and master everything from history and literature to science, arts, and entertainment"--

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