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Old November 20 2013, 01:12 PM   #53
Asbo Zaprudder
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Re: Is Watson the most advanced super computer in existence?

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No. Watson is not the "most advanced" super computer on the planet. It's just a really good search engine, with good publicity.
Meh. I don't think you're giving, "him," enough credit. How many computers do you run accross in everyday life that can beat not 1 but 2 or 3 Jeporady champions using natural language interaction?
There are computers that can beat the best human players at chess. That doesn't mean the computer is intelligent. It's just capable of calculating the outcomes of thousands of possible sequences of moves really, really fast.
"Asking whether a computer can think is like asking if a submarine can swim." — Edsger W. Dijkstra

We're always going to find ways to think ourselves superior. Let's hope the machines don't do likewise.
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