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IBM's Watson system beat two former Jeopardy! game show champions on television February 14-16, 2011. Details of the Match in the NY Times story Computer Wins on Jeopardy!: Trivial, It's Not. (Feb. 17, 2011).
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Canada, had won $560,983 over the course of her winning streak. This image released by Sony Pictures Television shows Mattea Roach, a 23-year-old Canadian contestant on the game show "Jeopardy!" Heading into the final round of Friday's match, Roach was leading with $19,200 and wagered $3,001 on the Final Jeopardy question.
From chess to Jeopardy to e-sports, AI is increasingly beating humans at their own games. But that was never the ultimate goal. We meet the big players in the space, and we take a trip to an arcade. To make this episode, we also spoke to Natasha Regan, Actuary at RPC Tyche, Chess WIM and co-author of "Game Changer". This episode was reported by Jennifer Strong and Will Douglas Heaven and produced by Anthony Green, Emma Cillekens and Karen Hao. Our mix engineer is Garret Lang. Trebeck: Today we're announcing a Jeopardy competition unlike anything we have ever presented before. Jennifer: Ten years ago, the television quiz show Jeopardy unveiled a new player... Well, his name is Watson. Documentary Announcer: [music] Watson is an IBM computer designed to play Jeopardy. Watson understands natural language with all its ambiguity and complexity." Jennifer: And perhaps not surprisingly... given that playing Jeopardy is the thing it was designed to do… Watson was good.
From AI to 5G, tech that once seemed as if it belonged in the realm of science fiction is starting to impact our everyday lives. The next sci-fi crossover may well be quantum computers. Headlines on the accomplishments of supercomputers have popped up regularly in the past decade or so, with stories touting their help with issues ranging from predicting climate change and mapping the human bloodstream to defeating Jeopardy! Through the use of multidimensional representation, quantum computers leave supercomputers in the dust. In 2019, Google's quantum computer, Sycamore, took 200 seconds to perform a mathematical computation that would have taken IBM's Summit supercomputer 10,000 years.
Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. "Jeopardy!" is once again looking for a host. A nearly-exhaustive search for late host Alex Trebek's replacement began not long after his passing with a slew of guest hosts taking a swing at the gig. After months of consideration, executive producer Mike Richards was offered the reigns with actress Mayim Bialik taking over the show's spin-off events.
Artificial Intelligence or simply AI is the science of designing intelligent computer programs or machines. AI will change the world as we know it by making everyday tasks easier and more efficient. AI is already created by major developers like IBM but has not nearly reached its full potential. Regardless of the benefits of AI there are many concerns with what the creation of AI can lead to, some as drastic as humanity creating their own uncontrollable superiors to even a third World War. Artificial Intelligence has been an enduring concept since the fifties when Arthur Samuel created the first computer program that taught itself how to play checkers in 1952.
Is it still cool to memorize a lot of stuff? Is there even a reason to memorize anything? Having a lot of information in your head was maybe never cool in the sexy-cool sense, more in the geeky-cool or class-brainiac sense. But people respected the ability to rattle off the names of all the state capitals, or to recite the periodic table. It was like the ability to dunk, or to play the piano by ear--something the average person can't do.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is creeping into our everyday lives, often without us realizing it. Today, AI can be found in the digital assistants we use such as Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri and Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alexa to check our schedules and search for things on the internet; in the cars we own that now park themselves as they are able to recognize space around the vehicle; and in the small robots we use to clean our houses, such as the Roomba vacuum. Artificial intelligence is becoming more a part of our lives all the time, and will only grow in importance in coming years. In the not too distant future, AI will influence everything from how we shop for groceries to how diseases are diagnosed and treated by doctors. It all adds up to a fast growing market.
"The challenges of machine learning have long been tied to games as a testbed for computer intelligence." Jeopardy Champion Emma Boettcher's Master's paper on using text mining to predict how hard a Jeopardy clue might be didn't win her a title on its own, but it is an interesting thought experiment. Futurism's mission is to empower our readers and drive the development of transformative technologies towards maximizing human potential.
As she met her fellow captains and competitors, all multiweek winners on the game show (including me), she was surprised how familiar everyone seemed to be with each other. Back in 2014, when she made her first appearance, "I didn't know a single person who had ever been on the show," Julia told me. But this time, she marveled, "everyone else seems to have known each other, either personally or by reputation, for decades." They shared years of experience on Jeopardy's secret farm team: quiz bowl. Of the 18 "All-Stars" in the tourney, all but Julia and two others had played the academic competition known as quiz bowl in high school or college.