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The Resource Final Jeopardy : The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World, (electronic resource)

Final Jeopardy : The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World, (electronic resource)

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Final Jeopardy : The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World
Title
Final Jeopardy
Title remainder
The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World
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Language
eng
Summary
The "charming and terrifying" story of IBM's breakthrough in artificial intelligence, from the Business Week technology writer and author of The Numerati ( Publishers Weekly , starred review). For centuries, people have dreamed of creating a machine that thinks like a human. Scientists have made progress: computers can now beat chess grandmasters and help prevent terrorist attacks. Yet we still await a machine that exhibits the rich complexity of human thought -- one that doesn't just crunch numbers, or take us to a relevant web page, but understands and communicates with us. With the creation of Watson, IBM's Jeopardy! -playing computer, we are one step closer to that goal. In Final Jeopardy , Stephen Baker traces the arc of Watson's "life," from its birth in the IBM labs to its big night on the podium. We meet Hollywood moguls and Jeopardy! masters, genius computer programmers and ambitious scientists, including Watson's eccentric creator, David Ferrucci. We see how Watson's breakthroughs and the future of artificial intelligence could transform medicine, law, marketing, and even science itself, as machines process huge amounts of data at lightning speed, answer our questions, and possibly come up with new hypotheses. As fast and fun as the game itself, Final Jeopardy shows how smart machines will fit into our world -- and how they'll disrupt it. "The place to go if you're really interested in this version of the quest for creating Artificial Intelligence." -- The Seattle Times "Like Tracy Kidder's Soul of a New Machine , Baker's book finds us at the dawn of a singularity. It's an excellent case study, and does good double duty as a Philip K. Dick scenario, too." -- Kirkus Reviews "Like a cross between Born Yesterday and 2001: A Space Odyssey , Baker's narrative is both . . an entertaining romp through the field of artificial intelligence -- and a sobering glimpse of things to come." -- Publishers Weekly , starred review
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1955 November 15-
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Baker, Stephen
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.9.N38
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Database management
  • Natural language processing (Computer science)
  • Semantic computing
  • Watson (Computer)
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Final Jeopardy : The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTQxNTM5OTQ3
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frd00032741
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1 online resource (288 p.)
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one file format
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online
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9780547519432
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(epub)
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9780547519432
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Final Jeopardy : The Story of Watson, the Computer That Will Transform Our World, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTQxNTM5OTQ3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00032741
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780547519432
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780547519432
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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