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Final Jeopardy Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything

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ISBN-10: 0547483163

ISBN-13: 9780547483160

Edition: 2011

Authors: Stephen Baker

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What if there were a computer that could answer virtually any question? IBM engineers are developing such a machine, teaching it to compete on the quiz showJeopardy. Early next year, it will face off in a nationally televised match against two of the game's greatest all-time winners, possibly including Ken Jennings. Stephen Baker'sFinal Jeopardycarries readers on a captivating journey from the IBM labs to the showdown in Hollywood. The story features brilliant Ph.D.s, Hollywood moguls, knowledge-obsessedJeopardymasters and a very special collection of silicon and circuitry named Watson. It is a classic match of Man vs. Machine, not seen since Deep Blue bested chess grandmaster Garry…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/17/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

STEPHEN BAKER was BusinessWeek 's senior technology writer for a decade, based first in Paris and later New York. He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal. Roger Lowenstein called his first book, The Numerati, "an eye-opening and chilling book." Baker blogs at finaljeopardy.net.