First Question : Where is the blue fairy ?
Wonder what it would say!
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 …
Wonder what it would say!
It's on the bottom of the ocean... didn't you see the movie ?
You mean the Big Blue Fairy ? Ask Siri, she'll probably say Mamaroneck.
Yes I saw the movie hence the question, just wondered if Waston had.
Isn't Wikipedia a part OF Watson?
Evidently not. It had enough *reliable* information available to win a quiz show.
Time to set us meatbags straight!!
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!!?"
...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.
I've been moved/you've been moved?
That's one of the funnier things I've seen today.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Does that answer your questions?