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The Resource Final Jeopardy : man vs. machine and the quest to know everything, Stephen Baker

Final Jeopardy : man vs. machine and the quest to know everything, Stephen Baker

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Final Jeopardy : man vs. machine and the quest to know everything
Title
Final Jeopardy
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man vs. machine and the quest to know everything
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Stephen Baker
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Language
eng
Summary
"Researchers at IBM have launched a billion-dollar project to develop a machine that can compete in the quiz show Jeopardy--and win. Early next year, if all goes well, the machine will face off in a nationally televised match against two kingpins of trivia: The reigning champion of Jeopardy, still to be determined, and the game's greatest all-time winner, Ken Jennings. Final Jeopardy, by journalist Stephen Baker, carries readers on a captivating journey from the IBM labs to the showdown in Hollywood. The story features brilliant Ph.D.s, Hollywood moguls, knowledge-obsessed Jeopardy masters--and a very special collection of silicon and circuitry named Watson. It is a classic match of Man vs. Machine, not seen since the chess-playing computer Deep Blue bested the world's reigning grandmaster, Garry Kasparov. But Watson will need to do more than churn through chess moves or find a relevant Web page. It will have to understand language, including puns and irony, and master everything from history and literature to science, arts, and entertainment"--
Summary
Researchers at IBM launched a billion-dollar project to develop a machine that could compete in the quiz show Jeopardy--and win. The machine faced off in a high-ratings match against two former champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Journalist Stephen Baker carries readers on a captivating journey from the IBM labs to the showdown in Hollywood. The story features brilliant Ph.D.s, Hollywood moguls, knowledge-obsessed Jeopardy masters--and a very special collection of silicon and circuitry named Watson.It was a classic match of Man vs. Machine, not seen since the chess-playing computer Deep Blue bested the world's reigning grandmaster, Garry Kasparov. And Watson needed to do more than churn through chess moves or find a relevant Web page--it had to understand language, including puns and irony, and master everything from history and literature to science, arts, and entertainment.--Adapted from publisher description
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383860
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1955 Nov. 15-
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Baker, Stephen
Dewey number
006.3
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Natural language processing (Computer science)
  • Semantic computing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Database management
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adult
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man vs. machine and the quest to know everything
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Final Jeopardy : man vs. machine and the quest to know everything, Stephen Baker
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Publication
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ocn651912283
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cm.
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p.
Isbn
9780547483160
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010051653
System control number
(OCoLC)651912283
Label
Final Jeopardy : man vs. machine and the quest to know everything, Stephen Baker
Publication
Control code
ocn651912283
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780547483160
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010051653
System control number
(OCoLC)651912283

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