No balls left behind!
But, sometimes you have to cut your losses. Caught the second day of the IBM Jeopardy Challenge and WOW, I’m impressed at how well Watson can decipher, think, and then effectively answer questions. Even some of the ones it passed on because it didn’t feel confident in it’s answers, the top choice it had was the correct answer, it just felt less than 40% sure about them (they show Watson’s top three choices on the screen). For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, Watson is an IBM computer designed to understand language and react to it, they decided to pit it against two of the most successful Jeopardy champions in a series of Jeopardy games to test it against humans. Tomorrow is day three of the series.