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Watson Proves That Computers are Smarter Then People

I thought it was cute on Monday watching a computer finish in a tie with Jeopardy champion Brad Rutter. Last night was a different story, last night it looked like someone turned Watson’s Difficulty level from Rookie to ALL MADDEN!

The Game
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Last night I watched a computer lay a bigger beat down on humans then Skynet in Terminator 2. For those who don’t know what Watson is, it’s the first computer capable of recognizing the nuances in the English language. It can do this and answer question faster then a fat kid can eat a Taco Bell soft taco.

Last night I saw Ken Jennings get beaten worst then a cigarette vending machine during a prison riot. Watson was ringing in so fast that it was only a matter of seconds till he (I call it a he because it’s awesome, and awesome things are dudes) was up by 20 thousand over the 2 greatest Jeopardy champions ever.

The game ended anti climatically with the following question ([Category: US Cities] It has 2 major airports, one named after a WWII hero, and the other after a WWII battle). Then it went to crap music while the humans wrote down Chicago and got it right because it was super easy. Then it came time to see Watson’s answer, it wrote (Toronto)?????? What? WHAT!? This a super computer that knows how many moles are on George Washington’s left ass cheek, but it doesn’t know what freaking country Toronto is in. I guess IBM has some bugs to work out.

My Cell
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That aside I have no idea what IBM is trying to prove with Watson. Are they trying to prove that computers are smarter them people?  Look do you see that photo of my cell phone, it’s smarter then 90% of the human race. It can hold 12 thousand contacts photos and movies, and it calculates a tip at TGITUESDAYS in less then 12 minutes. While most people have a hard time remembering what day of the week it is.

All I’m saying is a I wouldn’t be surprised if a portal opened up in the middle of the game and Arnold Schwarzenegger popped and shot Watson in the face with a shot gun, and turned to Ken Jennings and said “Come with me if you want to live”.

Jennings
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