Jeopardy is probably my favorite show on TV. Has been for years. I take the online tests as often as they put them out so that I can possibly compete to be a contestant. Those tests are hard people. Have any of you ever taken the test? Ever been called back to do an audition?
How about the IBM Challenge? What do you think about this? For those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, IBM has made a super computer of sorts to compete in the game of Jeopardy. WATSON is the computers name. WATSON is able to give the question to the answers that Alex Trebek reads within fractions of a second. WATSON is competing against Ken Jennings (Winner of 74 consecutive contest of Jeopardy_ and Brad Rudder (the all high highest money maker on Jeopardy). So this seems fair, right? Two of the best contestants Jeopardy has ever seen matching wits with a computer? After watching Jeopardy for the past two days (it's a three day contest) I've noticed some things. WATSON is very quick to answer and dominated over the past two days, but he does answer wrong occasionally. In fact, WATSON gave the same wrong answer as Jennings did just seconds earlier. I think this artificial intelligence has a ways to go but IBM has sure showed that computers can do a lot. A little creepy, but not quite Skynet yet.