Monday, April 27, 2009

They're Going to Call it the "Hal 9000"

Computer Program to Take On ‘Jeopardy!’ - "YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — This highly successful television quiz show is the latest challenge for artificial intelligence.

What is “Jeopardy”?

That is correct.

I.B.M. plans to announce Monday that it is in the final stages of completing a computer program to compete against human “Jeopardy!” contestants. If the program beats the humans, the field of artificial intelligence will have made a leap forward."

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

This has little to do with the story, but I used to bowl at Yorktown Lanes--in Yorktown Heights, NY-- back in the sixties. A quarter a game after 11 p.m. and a quarter for shoes.