Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wow. I'm really not good at this.

Sorry about yet another late post. (My Internet connection has been wonky. It's a technical term.)

So, I was cruising Google, trying to find something to write about. Checking out top news stories, that sort of thing. It just now clicked.

Earlier today I watched the second round of the IBM Challenge on Jeopardy. For those of you who only use the internet to catch up on your pornography collections, Jeopardy has had a computer on it, trying to win.

It won, twice. Not only won, but won against two of the best Jeopardy players ever.

You might be thinking something along the lines of, "But it's just spitting facts, of course the computer's going to win!"

You're a moron. Jeopardy is damn near impossible for a regular computer to win because of how the answers are worded. Most computers do not pick up on slang, puns, or innuendo. (Which is what a good deal of Jeopardy answers are based on.)

This thing won both times. When the totals of both days were calculated up, it stomped them.

As Ken Jennings said, when he lost to one of the smartest computers on earth, "I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords"

Have a good one.


  1. Oh good. First Jeopardy, next Skynet.
    I'm just going to twiddle my thumbs until the robot holocaust.

  2. good ole ken jennings. a robot himself he is