Watson Wins on Jeopardy

By Mark

You perhaps watched this recent milestone for computing http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/17/ibm-watson-jeopardy-wins_n_824382.html

First chess; then Jeopardy… is anyone tracking the trajectory?  Watson earned $77k in the effort.. a first for a computer (wonder if it will create a P.O. for more memory..)

Reactions by humans seem to fall into at least 3 groups:  fear, dismissal or encouragement.  Delikat and the author reflect that we are continuing to cross into powerful territories of artificial intelligence development, and computer system evolution.  We wonder what other largely human-domains and activities will soon be trumped by stronger and more dynamic compute entities….. What do you think?