I watched and was not particualrly impressed. First IBM may be a little late. Leslie Spring has been working on a converstional AI platform for years, and had a showcase a while back. WATSON seems to be a point for point reasembly of Leslie's SILVIA AI, all the way down to the predictive reasoning or lack thereof. What we have here is another state machine. Albeit an advanced one.
WOPR>watson/silvia. "Hello Dr Falken, would you like to play global thermonuclear war?" /wargames was my shit
Originally Posted by Mal
From my understanding, Watson doesn't search the web for its information on the fly. Instead, it can be connected to any database of information (including the web) and begin "learning" by constructing its own database of highly interconnected information.
My question to developers is what system is being conceptualized to allow for increasing capacity as memory needs rise. It should have to be an automated process in my mind, and while the obvious answer of the internet probably comes to most minds. I feel as if having an external system separate from the internet is prudent on several levels. Especially if the threat of it gaining sentience is even minutely real. AI+internet= superintelligence. Beware the technological singularity.