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What if there were a computer that could answer virtually any question? IBM engineers have developed such a machine, teaching it to compete on the quiz show Jeopardy. Tonight it will face off in a nationally televised game against two of the game’s greatest all-time winners, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything is the book that tells the riveting story behind the match.
Final Jeopardy is about the future of knowledge. What can we teach machines? What will Watson’s heirs be capable of in ten or twenty years? And where does that leave humans? As fast and as much fun as the game itself, Final Jeopardy shows how smart machines will fit into our world — and how they’ll disrupt it.
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Be sure to watch the show tonight and on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
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Chris Williamson: Filmmaker, science enthusiast, and futurist concerned with the accelerating nature of technological growth and where it's headed. He is currently studying for his MFA in Film Production.
Frank Whittemore: As an IT professional since 1961, the accelerating change of technology is not news to him but the wonder will never cease! Be sure check out Frank's blog about Life Extension!