Alex, I'll take "Kickass Text Analysis Algorithms" for a thousand, please. "Over the rest of the day [at IBM labs] Watson went on a tear, winning four of six games. It displayed remarkable facility with cultural trivia (“This action flick starring Roy Scheider in a high-tech police helicopter was also briefly a TV series” — “What is ‘Blue Thunder’?”), science (“The greyhound originated more than 5,000 years ago in this African country, where it was used to hunt gazelles” — “What is Egypt?”) and sophisticated wordplay (“Classic candy bar that’s a female Supreme Court justice” — “What is Baby Ruth Ginsburg?”)."
Next up, a live match up against human winners of Jeopardy
. But of course the real question is how good are you
? Can you beat Watson?
posted by storybored
on Jun 23, 2010 -
The Fore River Shipyard
was in service between 1886 and 1985, first under the management of the Fore River Ship and Engine Building Company, then Bethlehem Steel, and finally General Dynamics. She helped to close out the age of sail with the construction of the largest sailing vessel in history
without any kind of engine. Besides providing a substantial number of liberty ships, surface warships of various classes, and submarines during WWII, it may also be the source of the "Kilroy was here"
graffiti. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Apple: Innovator & Oppressor of Independent Software:
As they once did with Karelia's Watson
software and, to a certain extent, Panic's Audion
, Apple has "borrowed" a concept from an independent, third-party developer without credit or compensation. It would seem that Steve Jobs is not as far removed from Bill Gates as he would like the Mac faithful to believe . . .
posted by aladfar
on Oct 27, 2003 -
It's Elementary Watson
Apple is a big fat thief, and stealing fromthe third-party devleopers it claims to support no less. An Apple faithful, this ticks me off.
Apple stole the look, very features and functions of a shareware app called Watson and put it into Sherlock3.
Watson is the the very product Apple itself named a few months ago as the "Most Innovative Mac OS X Software". So, they know it exists and what it does, and instead off topping it, they took it. Pure and simple.
Did Apple pay for this? Did they buy them out? Did they even ask? Nope.
is the final word from Watson's developer. Man they sound mad. I know I am. If anyone can get the word out, MF can.
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Jul 18, 2002 -