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Old 17th February 2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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IBM's Watson victorious in Jeopardy; Our new computer overlord? | ZDNet

I find this amazing, and perhaps a little creepy, I wonder how this will be used to spy on us? How long until a computer can pass a Turing test?
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Don't get too excited, someone needs to tell Watson that Toronto is not a US City.
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I don't know about that, there are certainly several 'Toronto's in the US.
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Not that fit the bill of the question about airports. Even I guessed that one right. Nice to see though. The presentation was not bad at all.
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IBM's Watson victorious in Jeopardy; Our new computer overlord? | ZDNet

I find this amazing, and perhaps a little creepy, I wonder how this will be used to spy on us? How long until a computer can pass a Turing test?
I was watching Watson. Ken Jennings didn't do as well as I thought he would.

Don't worry, the government has already been spying on us for a long time.
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Don't get too excited, someone needs to tell Watson that Toronto is not a US City.
Yeah, I thought that it was kind of obvious. Either that or the computer was just messing with us.
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I don't know about that, there are certainly several 'Toronto's in the US.
Cities?
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I don't know about that, there are certainly several 'Toronto's in the US.
Perhaps, but the wrong answer nontheless...
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Sure the one in Ohio has almost 6K people. Alas, no airport
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Sure the one in Ohio has almost 6K people. Alas, no airport
. . . yet alone two airports named after someone/something from WWII.
I had to look it up. Didn't know that Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare was an air ace.
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