back to article IBM. HUMAN-crushing SUPERCOMPUTER Watson. The Cloud. You know where THIS is going

IBM is exposing the super computer brain that crushed puny humans in a TV quiz show to the entire internet. Big Blue announced its IBM Watson Developers Cloud on Thursday, inviting all comers to build big data apps that tap the cognitive powers of its Watson super computer. The idea is to tempt application authors keen on …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.

First Question : Where is the blue fairy ?

Wonder what it would say!

1
0
Silver badge

Re: First Question : Where is the blue fairy ?

It's on the bottom of the ocean... didn't you see the movie ?

11
1
Bronze badge

Re: First Question : Where is the blue fairy ?

You mean the Big Blue Fairy ? Ask Siri, she'll probably say Mamaroneck.

0
0

Re: First Question : Where is the blue fairy ?

Yes I saw the movie hence the question, just wondered if Waston had.

1
0

This post has been deleted by its author

Silver badge

Re: Sounds nice IBM

Isn't Wikipedia a part OF Watson?

0
0
Trollface

Isn't Wikipedia a part OF Watson?

Evidently not. It had enough *reliable* information available to win a quiz show.

0
0
Silver badge
Terminator

This is the voice of Watson--world control!!

Time to set us meatbags straight!!

1
0
Silver badge

Re: This is the voice of Watson--world control!!

Not really, it is just context-driven search.

Watson against The Prisoner:

Prisoner: "Let me watch you wreck this thing by asking .... WHY?"

Watson: "Why not!"

Prisoner: "The hell!!?"

1
0
Silver badge

GOOD!

...with the possibility of access to UBM professional services

I suppose those are the UBER BUSINESS MACHINES?

Yes, capitalization is important. It conjures up images of evilly spinning tapes and malevolently blinking lights.

The Cyc approach .... dead as disco.

0
0
Silver badge
Coat

IBM/UBM

I've been moved/you've been moved?

That's one of the funnier things I've seen today.

1
0

two comments

one silly, one serious:

"Bathed in his currents of liquid helium, self-contained, immobile, vastly well informed by every mechanical sense: Shalmaneser. Every now and again there passes through his circuits a pulse which carries the cybernetic equivalent of the phrase, 'Christ, what an imagination I’ve got.'" (John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar)

Seriously though, this seems pretty cool. I could see this being akin to databases enabling hordes of engineers and *gasp* business people who weren't experts in efficient storage and retrieval, redundancy, coherence modeling, multithreading, etc. to take advantage of concerted effort by a small few who are. Machine learning has way more cool applications than the people who understand it deeply enough to implement could possibly support piecemeal, and they are unlikely to understand all the subdomains in great enough detail to be the right people to guide that work. I'll be very interested to see how this develops.

1
0
Bronze badge

My mind is buzzing

I'm thinking of software to play "Liza" for survivors of severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Something to set them in some sort of social environment where "Liza" isn't going to suffer a lapse of patience ever, something to get the TBI survivor's brain adding new neurons.

Quick, where do I sign?

2
0
Gold badge
Unhappy

The NSA are looking for a bit of help with their data mining problems?

And even if they aren't they will get a free look at SoA work in the area.

All your tech will belong to them.

1
0

Are we living in a sci-fi B movie?

Connecting the world's foremost artificial intelligence to the internet may seem like a good idea, but don't come crying to me when your Smart Microwave (TM) starts taking over the house.

2
0
Alert

42

Does that answer your questions?

1
0
This topic is closed for new posts.

Forums