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Old November 19 2013, 03:43 PM   #40
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Re: Is Watson the most advanced super computer in existence?

DarthTom wrote: View Post
Any computer that can beat a human being at Jeporday - IMO - is an amazing feat considering that 99% of the human population could not beat the flesh and blood winners either.
The thing about that is... the Jeopardy task is simply suitable for machines. Just like calculations. Computers beat humans since decades in that area. Because the human brain just isn't designed for that.

On the other hand, it will take a very, very long time until, for example, a computer beats a human in visual recognition. Because that's what the human brain can do with perfection.
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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