The NY Times online had an article today about IBM’s latest buzz… a supercomputer named Watson. You braniacs can challenge dear old Watson in a culturally-challenged test of smarts. Watson is sort of like an Internet cheater in that he generates guesses. But, it requires a little more than resorting to a search engine – he’s gotta sort through the data for actual answers to specific questions faster than when you and your friends are browsing the Internet on your phone to answer questions during Trivia night at the pub. Watson generates possible answers to each question – one that is one really-possibly-right answer, and a few stray probably-not-really-right answers. And sometimes, even dear old Watson is stumped. And sometimes, even a supercomputer can’t answer the question!
Well, you’ll see… It’s Go Time!