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IBM’s Watson: Cognitive or Sentient?

I’ve heard of Watson of course, the supercomputer system that won at Jeopardy, but I think I stilled picked up some interesting bits from this video. Iwata is clear that Watson isn’t sentient or conscious, but listening to him, I’m sure … Continue reading

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IBM spending $3 billion to rethink decades-old computer design

A reminder that quantum computing isn’t necessarily the only way forward in processor technology: IBM spending $3 billion to rethink decades-old computer design – Computerworld. IBM will pour US$3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years, … Continue reading

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Credible and baseless concerns about AI

I caught James Barrat on CSPAN BookTV Saturday evening, talking about his book, ‘Our Final Invention’, the main theme of which appears to be that we’re in danger of designing intelligent machines, won’t be able to control them, and that … Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence is what we can do that computers can’t…yet

I think I’ve mentioned before that I listen to a number of different podcasts.  One of them is Writing Excuses, a podcast about writing science fiction.  One of the recent episodes featured Nancy Fulda to discuss writing about AI realistically. … Continue reading

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IBM to make Jeopardy winning Watson available for commercial use

Remember the IBM Watson, the computer system that won at Jeopardy?  Well IBM is getting ready to make the technology available for use in cloud platforms.  I’d imagine we can expect web applications to suddenly get much more intelligent.

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Artificial Intelligence – What You Really Need to Know – Forbes

For those who started their careers in AI and left in disillusionment (Andrew Ng confessed to this, yet jumped back in) or data scientists today, the consensus is often that artificial intelligence is just a new fancy marketing term for … Continue reading

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