Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Initial thoughts on Implications for IBM's Watson on a chip within a decade

I was thinking about Watson’s Jeopardy performance earlier this week.  A quick summary for those who missed it; a clear human former champions whupping with odd calculations at best on the math risk/reward side.  A win by brute force, not tactical savvy.  I was pondering the implications of Watson's availability on a chip within 10 years.  You will have a Cyberdyne T.50 (point 50), the first in the Terminator series, able to carry out a conversation about anything, perform research through vast quantities of information providing insights never before seen but not quite able to calculate the probability of the human race as a danger unto itself.  We are safe for now.

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