Humans vs. Watson (Programmed by Humans): Who Has The Advantage?

DAY 3 UPDATE:  If you are a technology person, you had to be impressed.  We all know who won by now so I won’t belabor it.  Ken Jennings played better and made a game of it … at least for a while.  He seemed to anticipate the buzz a little bit better and got on a roll. YouContinue reading “Humans vs. Watson (Programmed by Humans): Who Has The Advantage?”

IBM at 100: A Computer Called Watson

Watson is an efficient analytical engine that pulls many sources of data together in real-time, leverages natural language processing, discovers an insight, and deciphers a degree of confidence. In my continuing series of IBM at 100 achievements, I saved the Watson achievement posting for today. In an historic event beginning tonight, in February 2011 IBM’s WatsonContinue reading “IBM at 100: A Computer Called Watson”

Introducing IBM at 100: Patents and Innovation

With the looming Jeopardy! challenge competition involving IBM Watson, I am feeling proud of my association with IBM.  In part because IBM is an icon of business.  As a tribute, I plan to re-post a few of the notable achievements by IBM and IBMers from the past 100 years as an attempt to put the company’s contributionsContinue reading “Introducing IBM at 100: Patents and Innovation”