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So Watson Going To Happen When They Startson Writing The Great American Novel?

Turns out, making time to read the Times was totally worth it, although this article is free online.

Basically, computer scientists have programed a supercomputer named Watson (not yr dad’s supercomputer, a new one – so you can chew on what that means) to interpret English syntax well enough to answer Jeopardy! questions using a shitload of data uploaded from books, magazines, and newspapers (all the stuff we don’t have time to read ((yet))).

While it’s far from perfect, there’s definitely some potential here for the same sort of freakish synapse connections we make when we play with language and such and !


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June 23rd, 2010 / 4:47 pm