Thursday, January 13, 2011
Computer that can play Jeopardy
So apparently IBM has developed a supercomputer that can beat the human champions at Jeopardy and answer in the form of a question in an average of three seconds. However the algorithms to do what is intuitive to most humans requires 2,800 Power7 cores in order to answer that quickly (a single core, like in the average PC, takes two hours), the size of ten refrigerators put together.
Considering that's all "Watson" can do it doesn't look good for Singularitarians.