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Author Baker, Stephen, 1955 November 15-

Title Final Jeopardy : man vs. machine and the quest to know everything / Stephen Baker.

Imprint Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    006.3 BAK    Available
Description 268 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-268).
Summary "Researchers at IBM have launched a billion-dollar project to develop a machine that can compete in the quiz show Jeopardy--and win. Early next year, if all goes well, the machine will face off in a nationally televised match against two kingpins of trivia: The reigning champion of Jeopardy, still to be determined, and the game's greatest all-time winner, Ken Jennings. Final Jeopardy, by journalist Stephen Baker, carries readers on a captivating journey from the IBM labs to the showdown in Hollywood. The story features brilliant Ph.D.s, Hollywood moguls, knowledge-obsessed Jeopardy masters--and a very special collection of silicon and circuitry named Watson. It is a classic match of Man vs. Machine, not seen since the chess-playing computer Deep Blue bested the world's reigning grandmaster, Garry Kasparov. But Watson will need to do more than churn through chess moves or find a relevant Web page. It will have to understand language, including puns and irony, and master everything from history and literature to science, arts, and entertainment"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Jeopardy! (Television program)
Artificial intelligence.
Database management.
Watson (Computer)
Natural language processing (Computer science)
Semantic computing.
ISBN 0547483163 (hbk.)
9780547483160 (hbk.)

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