With style, with finesse, and playing Jeopardy.
It's WATSON, the new Supercomputer!
What's the big buzz about that, you may ask? Well, Watson, if it reaches and surpasses its creators' expectations, will be the machine that revolutionizes life as we live it- in all fields from Game Shows to the Operating Room. (Watch a Video about Watson)
In fact, it will be a lot like Computer from Hitchhiker's Guide,(see fig. 1A) the depressive, tv-watching, enormous machine that when asked what the answer was to "Life, the Universe, and Everything" replied the smug.. "42."
|Fig. 1 A-This Smart computer even had a british accent|
However, WATSON is already making news with its fast response to questions to topics as broad as physics, movies, and nobel laureates.
So the computer can answer trivia questions in the speed of light. Impressive. But so can a Google Search Bar.
Get back to me when they can single handedly operate, eliminate all of the jobs humans can do, and take over the world. Then we'll have a revolution to talk about. (See fig. 1B)
|Fig. 1B- The Future of Technology|