Long after Deep Blue, IBM wants to beat human again

On this coming Feb 14, we are expecting the human-like IBM Watson to fight in the Jeopardy! show. It is going to be an interesting and exciting Machine vs. Human show. After two years of working, IBM’s scientists are hoping this new challenge will push AI to a new height. We know how hard to learn a language. But it’s even harder to understand those slang, joke and so on, which requires experience of the culture, the history…

IBM is so good at merging their research with marketing campaign. I missed the Deep Blue last time. This time, I am gonna watch it live.

Report from MIT Technology Review

IBM’s introduction

Watson project

Jeopardy! website

A tiny simulation to help you understand the game