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I, for one, welcome our new cyber-overlords

January 13, 2011 7 comments

Saw this at gizmodo- Watch IBM’s Jeopardy-Playing Computer Obliterate Humanity’s Champions

You may have heard about IBM’s Jeopardy-playing Watson supercomputer. You may have also heard about its practice match against human Jeopardy superstar Ken Jennings. But it’s not until you watch the bloodbath that you finally get it. We’re doomed.

And Watson’s not going up against some chumps. Jennings and Brad Rutter are arguably Jeopardy’s all-time mightiest gladiators. And they’re getting mowed down like daffodils. The final score after this brief teaser round: Watson $4400. Jennings $3400. Rutter $1200. Human kind: obsolete.

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