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Computer v.s Humans
March 1, 2011, 7:15 pm
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http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/02/14/jeopardy.ibm.watson/index.html?hpt=C1

I hate robots, therefore I hate this article. Though, I must admit that it is very impressive (and cool) that we have created a technological being capable of our mental capacity, that can communicate with us as if human themselves. However, that also frightens the hell out of me.  The robot, named Watson, is extremely intellegent and was doing shockingly well at the beginning of the game. However as the game progressed Watson answered a few questions wrong and even repeated one of the previous answers another player had already said. Quote from article:

Trebek summed up the computer’s mixed performance this way:

“So, what have we learned so far: Watson’s very bright, very fast, but he had some weird little moments once in a while.”

Weird moments once in a while? that does not sound comforting. If technology progresses and soon robots will be everywhere helping everyone in their own homes, cooking dinner, cleaning, I doubt they will want their very bright, very fast, very helpful robot having it’s weird little moments once in a while. Watson is freaky. Robots are freaky. End of story.

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