The day has arrived, the first game of the Jeopardy Game show match between the two highest dollar figure winning Humans and the IBM-computer Watson is going to be played tonight. I hope that if you like the show Jeopardy you have a chance to watch all three games which will be played this week. Here are some interesting articles I found about this match:
This first article is written by Katie Linendoll of the CNET.com website. Katie discusses the fact that she was able to play Watson in a Jeopardy game last week.She talks about the experience and in addition she gives us some information about the Watson program itself.
As you can see this second article is at the online edition of the Washington Post newspaper, with the article title being: "With IBM's Watson on 'Jeopardy!,' how trivial is trivia?"
This third article is entitled:
"Apache Innovation Bolsters IBM's 'Smartest Machine on Earth' in First-ever Man vs. Machine Competition on Jeopardy! Quiz Show",
discusses some of the software and the programming of this software relating to Watson.
This article is entitled "Meet Watson: Behind the IBM Jeopardy! Challenge" and it consistes of 3 videos in which IBM discusses why they went into this challenge and what they hope to gain from involving themselves in this event.
The really nice thing about this 3 day-competion is that both Jennings and Rutter (the two human players) will donate half their winnings to charity, while IBM will donate their entire winnings to charitable organizations.. Here are some links to videos which discuss this match:
The PBS Newshour did a 22 minute news show in which their scientific correspondent Miles O'Brien participates in a Jeopardy game against Watson. You can watch this show by clicking on the following link:
Good luck to the humans and Watson in this match!