Friday, January 28, 2011

IBM Watson: Humans vs. Machine - Who Will Win?


Date: February 16, 2011, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: CUNY Grad Center, Rooms C198 and C197 ; 365 5th Avenue, NY, NY 10016

Students and staff from CUNY and NYU attended the final Jeopardy! show that featured Watson (artificial intelligence software).

The NYU STEP (Science & Technology Entry Program) group:

Some NYU students who attended the event:

Thank you for joining us to witness history being made as a machine once more takes on human intelligence. We found out who wins!

Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge promises was an epic battle.

6:00-6:15pm : Registration and Networking
6:15-7:00pm : Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:00-7:30pm : Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge - on TV
7:30-8:30pm : Q&A and Networking

Speakers included Wlodek Zadrozny.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event.

Photos from Columbia Watch Event on Feb 15, 2011

Photos from CCNY Watch Event on Feb 15, 2011

More Information

IBM cordially invites you to join us for a special event: Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge. Come hear from IBM, and get an insider’s view of Watson and what it means to our future. Watson, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, has been developed over the past four years by a team of IBM Research scientists who set out to accomplish a grand challenge: build a computing system that rivals a human’s ability to answer questions posed in natural language with speed, accuracy and confidence.

Watson makes its debut as the first non-human contestant to appear on the award-winning quiz show Jeopardy. Watson takes on all-time champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a bid to become a new breed of champion. The format of Jeopardy! provides the ultimate challenge for a computing system. It must have an unlimited range of subject matter at its fingertips. Watson has been trained to understand clues with subtle meaning, irony, riddles, and other complexities in which humans excel and computers traditionally do not. But this is more than just a game. Watson's ability to process this kind of data represents a major leap forward in natural language processing, systems design and deep analytics – innovations with the potential to transform industries.





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The Answer to one of the Jeopardy! Questions