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Final Jeopardy The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World

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ISBN-10: 0547747195

ISBN-13: 9780547747194

Edition: 2011

Authors: Stephen Baker

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For centuries, people have dreamed of creating a machine that thinks like a human. Scientists have made progress: computers can now beat chess grandmasters and help prevent terrorist attacks. Yet we still await a machine that exhibits the rich complexity of human thought — one that doesn’t just crunch numbers, or take us to a relevant Web page, but understands us and gives us what we need. That vision has driven a team of engineers at IBM. Over three years, they created “Watson” and prepared it for a showdown onJeopardy!, where it would take on two of the game’s all-time champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in a nationally televised event.Like its human competitors, Watson has to…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
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.