Thursday, January 13, 2011

Really????

How did I live this long without knowing that "gymnasium" comes from a Greek word meaning "to train naked"?

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At 11:30 PM, January 13, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Man vs. machine: who do you think will win on "Jeopardy!" -- former champs Ken Jennings or Brad Rutter, or IBM's "Watson"?

 
At 12:38 PM, January 14, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Much will depend on how the questions are worded, I expect.

 
At 4:33 PM, January 14, 2011 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

You can see a bit from the practice round on ZDNet's article -- see my blog today for a pointer.

 
At 8:18 PM, January 16, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Did you happen to hear this report on NPR's "All Things Considered" this afternoon?

"Google's Artificial Intelligence Translates Poetry":
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/16/132959095/googles-artificial-intelligence-translates-poetry

I suspect neither of us will be replaced any time soon :-)

 
At 7:43 PM, January 17, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Hee hee. Nice typo in that poetry-translating story:

"So it will pick 'orange' just as happily, and it will have to through it away afterwards," Genzel says.

 
At 11:40 PM, January 17, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

One imagines the transcriptionist was relying on SpellCheck -- which, also being a computer program, is flawed and can't check for context.

 

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