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Author Baker, Stephen, 1955 November 15-

Title Final Jeopardy : man vs. machine and the quest to know everything / Stephen Baker

Publ Info Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
 RWU Main Library  QA76.9.N38 B35 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QA76.9.N38 B35 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 268 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-268)
Contents The germ of the Jeopardy machine -- And representing the humans -- Blue J is born -- Educating Blue J -- Watson's face -- Watson takes on humans -- AI -- A season of jitters -- Watson looks for work -- How to play the game -- The match
Note Researchers at IBM launched a billion-dollar project to develop a machine that could compete in the quiz show Jeopardy--and win. The machine faced off in a high-ratings match against two former champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Journalist Stephen Baker carries readers on a journey from the IBM labs to the showdown in Hollywood.--Adapted from publisher description
LC subject Natural language processing (Computer science)
Semantic computing
Artificial intelligence
Database management
Watson (Computer)
Jeopardy! (Television program)
Mesh Subject Artificial Intelligence
Natural Language Processing
ISBN 9780547483160 (hbk.)
0547483163 (hbk.)