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Congressman Conquers 'Watson' On 'Jeopardy!'
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Watson's Jeopardy! Win: What Did We Discover?
Danny Groner, 05.25.2011
Managing Editor, TheWeek.com
Scientists and technicians clearly proved something this week about ingenuity, progress, and communication. What's the big takeaway from this three-day experiment?
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IBM Watson's Jeopardy! Wagering Strategies
Dr. Gerald Tesauro,
Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy! are often the most critical junctures of a Jeopardy! game; the amount wagered can make a big difference in a player's overall chances to win. How does Watson decide on the amount?
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How IBM Watson "Sees," "Hears," and "Speaks" to Play Jeopardy!
Dr. David Gondek,
Leader of the Watson strategy team.
If Watson cannot "see" or "hear" anything, how can it play a Jeopardy! game?
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Informed Patients Get Better Care
Marty Kohn,
Martin Kohn, MD is the Associate Director of Healthcare Analytics for IBM Research
Smarter patients are likely to make more effective use of health care services and, therefore, help improve the quality of care and keep costs under control.
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Questions for Jeopardy's Watson
Sean Kelly, 05.25.2011
Visual Journalist, SeanKellyStudio.com
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IBM's Watson Is Full of Itself
John Marshall, 05.25.2011
Comedian, Emmy-nominated writer
Watson may even replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men, as well as everyone else on Planet Earth.
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Watson, Come Here, I Need You!
Murray Hill Inc., 05.25.2011
First Corporation to Run for Congress
Now it can be told. The victory of IBM's Watson computer on Jeopardy! over two human opponents is part of Murray Hill Inc.'s master plan to remove the pesky human interface from as much of public life as possible.
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High-Speed Rail: Not Just Fast. Smart.
Keith Dierkx,
Director of IBM’s Global Rail Innovation Center
High-speed rail isn't just faster; it's smarter. And just as airplanes, asphalt and petroleum were key in the last century, information technology is proving to be critical to 21st century transportation infrastructure.
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Jumpstarting the Real Electric Car Revolution
Dr. Winfried Wilcke,
IBM Research
The real electric car revolution won't happen until we solve questions about range, how to recharge them and make cars that everyone can afford.
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What Does It Take to Achieve a Net-Zero-Energy Home?
David Shepler,
IBM Research Program Manager
So how do you get started in building a net-zero-energy home, with or without a committed builder?
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Watson, Come Here, We Need You
Dr. Philip Neches, 05.25.2011
Chairman, Foundation Ventures LLC
A machine named Watson became the new Jeopardy champion on national television last night. What should we make of it?
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In the Watson Era, Will the Computer Be Servant, Master, or Savior?
Clay Farris Naff, 05.25.2011
Science Writer, Editor, Broadcaster and Blogger
I confess that in a quasi-religious way I have long been intrigued by the concept of a godlike computer, and Watson has kindled that interest back into flame.
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Jeopardy! IBM Challenge Spotlights Cognitive Anchoring on National TV
Wray Herbert, 05.25.2011
Author, 'On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits'
Well, think about just what it is that "Jeopardy!" really tests in people. It's nothing less than the natural human ability to negotiate a vast amount of general knowledge and all very rapidly.
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We Need to Redefine ROI In Our Everyday World
Bridget van Kralingen,
Today, institutions must calculate ROI across various dimensions, depending on what their constituents -- clients, citizens, employees, investors, etc. -- are concerned about.
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The Lesson of Unintended Consequences in Urban Design
John Tolva,
Director of Citizenship & Technology, IBM
Cities, of course, are a model of resilience. Buildings are adapted, the street finds a way, patterns of usage can be reshaped
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Smarter Buildings Make for a Sustainable Future
Florence Hudson,
IBM Energy and Environment Strategist and an expert on designing "smart buildings."
Here in New York, people pay one of the highest energy rates in the country, which drives $15 billion of energy bills for our buildings every year. More than 75 percent of CO2 emissions in New York come from heating, cooling and providing electricity to buildings. That's more than double the national average.
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How Could IBM's Watson Think That Toronto Is a U.S. City?
Stephen Baker, 05.25.2011
Former tech editor of BusinessWeek
Watson screws up on some Jeopardy clues. It comes up with a clunker or two in nearly every game. But it also gets lots of clues right -- and is close to being the greatest Jeopardy player ever.
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Evil Supercomputer Dedicates Free Time to Jeopardy
Pablo Andreu, 05.25.2011
Political and cultural writer, creator of dailypygmy.com
"There is no way I'm going let these simian creatures defeat me," said Watson. "While they're sleeping, I'm processing countless terabytes of useless information."
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Today Jeopardy, Tomorrow the World
Seth Shostak, 05.25.2011
Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
I strongly suspect Homo sapiens is about to be replaced, and we're inventing our successors. As a sideshow in this development, an IBM computer will be crossing swords with two humans this week on Jeopardy.
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There's a Smarter Way to Run Our Cities
Anne Altman,
General Manager of IBM's Public Sector business
More than 50 percent of the world's population lives in cities and each year we are adding the equivalent of eight cities the size of New York City to the planet. Many of these cities are at a breaking point and their infrastructures are bursting at the seams.
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My Jeopardy Battle Against IBM's Watson
Stephen Baker, 05.25.2011
Former tech editor of BusinessWeek
It was a mid-summer practice round for IBM's Jeopardy computer. But the game was halted while technicians made adjustments to Watson's sound system.
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We Need a New System for Service
Stanley S. Litow, 05.25.2011
President, IBM International Foundation
The recent passing of former Peace Corps director Sargent Shriver gave us all a somber reminder about the power and beauty found in serving others.
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Are Knowledge Workers Being Replaced by 'Insight Workers'?
Rich Lesser, 05.25.2011
Chairman of North and South America, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
If what we need are insight workers, then we need to develop talent of all ages differently -- with more emphasis on problem-solving, more emphasis on collaboration, more skills in translating information and ideas into impact.
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What IBM's Jeopardy Machine Can Teach Us: Humility
Stephen Baker, 05.25.2011
Former tech editor of BusinessWeek
The supercomputer and the French philosopher are hardly soul mates. But they're both ready to avoid easy mental short-cuts.
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CES Dispatch: Samsung and IBM Team up to Develop New Chips for Smart Phones
Andy Plesser, 05.25.2011
Beet.TV
Samsung and IBM have announced plans to jointly developed semiconductors for use in mobile handsets. Earlier this month At CES, we spoke with Yiwa...
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Cloud Computing: A Shift From IT Luxury to Business Necessity
Ben Kerschberg and Narinder Singh, 05.25.2011
Founder, Consero Group LLC
Cloud computing may have started out as an emerging trend that only IT professionals could get excited about (or fear), but it has quickly become one of the most important paradigm shifts in business today.
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How IBM's Jeopardy Computer Is Dumb
Stephen Baker, 05.25.2011
Former tech editor of BusinessWeek
Just when you think you have IBM's Watson figured out, it'll surprise you with a response -- either stunningly on target or laughably wrong -- and you'll wonder: How did it come up with that?
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A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011
Tony Greenberg, 05.25.2011
CEO, RampRate
This year will bring us another batch of rebranded, repackaged technology sold as revolutionary. Which is ok because none of us are ready for true innovation.
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Why IBM's Watson Is Smarter Than Google
Stephen Baker, 05.25.2011
Former tech editor of BusinessWeek
The most common question I encounter about IBM's Jeopardy-playing computer is this: Doesn't Google already answer questions? The short answer is no.
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What Does It Take to Achieve a Net-Zero-Energy Home?
David Shepler, 05.25.2011
IBM Research Program Manager
So how do you get started in building a net-zero-energy home, with or without a committed builder?
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Informed Patients Get Better Care
Marty Kohn, 05.25.2011
Martin Kohn, MD is the Associate Director of Healthcare Analytics for IBM Research
Smarter patients are likely to make more effective use of health care services and, therefore, help improve the quality of care and keep costs under control.
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High-Speed Rail: Not Just Fast. Smart.
Keith Dierkx, 05.25.2011
Director of IBM’s Global Rail Innovation Center
High-speed rail isn't just faster; it's smarter. And just as airplanes, asphalt and petroleum were key in the last century, information technology is proving to be critical to 21st century transportation infrastructure.
Read Post | Comments (29)
Jumpstarting the Real Electric Car Revolution
Dr. Winfried Wilcke, 05.25.2011
IBM Research
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Stanley S. Litow, President Of IBM International Foundation, Discusses Social Benefits Of New Technology
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Robot Wins Jeopardy, But Can It Write Poetry?
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IBM 'Watson' Wins: 'Jeopardy' Computer Beats Ken Kennings, Brad Rutter
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Sony Chief: Threat Of Hacking Is Constant
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New Tech to Predict Disasters
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Citizen Science: Check out IBM's Creek Watch iPhone App
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Making Objects Smarter: The Story Behind Location Awareness
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WATCH: Robots Take To The Streets To Raise Money For Charity
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