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Re: [ontolog-forum] IBM Watson on Jeopardy

To: Ron Wheeler <rwheeler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 22:30:21 -0500
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Ron,    (01)

IBM used an earlier version of that technology to beat Kasparov
back in 1997.    (02)

>> It's difficult to find good metrics for evaluating AI systems.
>> Chess was one, but it was too specialized.  Jeopardy is much
>> closer to commonsense reasoning.    (03)

> That much horsepower applied to chess would not even be
> interesting let alone impressive.    (04)

It was very interesting in 1997.  Various AI leaders had
been predicting that a computer would beat the world chess
champion in 10 years.  They predicted that every 10 years
from the 1950s to the 1980s.  Eventually they were right,
but it took a lot longer than anyone had expected.    (05)

And no computer has yet been able to reach the master
level in Go.  The rules of Go are simpler than chess,
but the number of possible moves is much greater.    (06)

John    (07)

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