Watson is an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM's DeepQA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM's first CEO and industrialist Thomas J. Watson. The computer system was specifically developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2011, Watson competed on Jeopardy! against former winners Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. Watson received the first place prize of $1 million. Watson had access to 200 million pages of structured and unstructured content consuming four terabytes of disk storage including the full text of Wikipedia, but was not connected to the Internet during the game. For each clue, Watson's three most probable responses were displayed on the television screen. The high-level architecture of IBM's DeepQA used in Watson When playing Jeopardy! The Jeopardy!
Computers, A.I.Peter Joseph responde: El activismo ético dentro del sistema no es la solución.group mckeeena! Introduction to NeuroAesthetics !Science & Environment - Why everyone must understand scienceMany people feel excluded by science, but philosopher AC Grayling says this makes us slaves to technology. The less we know the more likely we are to be manipulated by others. Science is undoubtedly humanity’s greatest achievement, says AC Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities . People have to wake up to the fact that they have to be part of the story in thinking about science, and thinking about the meaning of science as it applies to our world. People feel excluded by science and debates about science, they use laptops, they fly in planes, use appliances in the home and they don’t know what’s behind this technology. People are aware that there are lots of problems with the environment and the climate. We have to start this at school. We have to have a healthy scepticism, says Grayling, people can’t just shut their eyes to things that are important.
WatsonArticles and papers on neuroestheticsThe Neural Sources of Salvador Dali's Ambiguity S Zeki Coming soon ! The neural correlates of beauty S Zeki and H Kawabata Journal of Neurophysiology (J Neurophysiol 91: 1699-1705, 2004) PDF Cerveau & Psycho Special edition of Pour la Science nº 2 juin-août 2003 This contains several articles of interest to neuroesthetics Cervello pittore L Ticini Stile e Arte Maggio (2003) Page 1 2 Hearing colors, tasting shapes V S Ramachandran and E M Hubbard Scientific American May (2003) Website La creatività artistica e il cervello L Ticini Arte & Cultura Marzo (2003) PDF Trying to make sense of art S Zeki Nature 418:918-919 29 August (2002) PDF Neural concept formation and art: Dante, Michelangelo, Wagner S Zeki Journal of Consciousness Studies 9, 53-76 (2002) PDF Artistic creativity and the brain S Zeki Science 293, 51-52 (2001) PDF The science of art.
Andy Beckett: The forgotten story of Chile's 'socialist internet' | TechnologyDuring the early 70s, in the wealthy commuter backwater of West Byfleet in Surrey, a small but rather remarkable experiment took place. In the potting shed of a house called Firkins, a teenager named Simon Beer, using bits of radios and pieces of pink and green cardboard, built a series of electrical meters for measuring public opinion. His concept - users of his meters would turn a dial to indicate how happy or unhappy they were with any political proposal - was strange and ambitious enough. And it worked. Yet what was even more jolting was his intended market: not Britain, but Chile. Unlike West Byfleet, Chile was in revolutionary ferment. Stafford Beer attempted, in his words, to "implant" an electronic "nervous system" in Chilean society. When the Allende administration was deposed in a military coup, the 30th anniversary of which falls this Thursday, exactly how far Beer and his British and Chilean collaborators had got in constructing their hi-tech utopia was soon forgotten.