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BLOG: Final Jeopardy is won by a computer?!! Man vs. Machine!

I watched it play out on television. IBM’s newest computer by the name of Watson played against the top two all-time winning contestants to ever be on the game show Jeopardy!...

BOOK REVIEW – Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything by Stephen Baker

The Future is Here! And it just won on Jeopardy! It was so exciting to watch IBM’s Watson playing against two of the greatest Jeopardy players of all time and I couldn’t...

Friday: Book Giveaway!

Historical and sometimes hysterical Watson has won Final Jeopardy, IBM has won the day and charity has benefited. But what happened behind the scenes? What does Watson mean for the rest of...

Thursday: Author Blog

It was the strangest experience for me to see Watson in its finale. I'd been watching the machine for so long, had grown accustomed to its brilliance, its occasional lapses, its quirks....

Wednesday: Multimedia Blitz

An historical moment, watched by millions this week's Final Jeopardy is more than just a game. IBM's Watson, a computer like no other, is playing one of America's favorite television shows this...

Tuesday: About the Book – “Final Jeopardy”

What if there were a computer that could answer virtually any question? IBM engineers are developing such a machine, teaching it to compete on the quiz show Jeopardy. In February 2011, it...
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