On February 15, UW CSE and IBM hosted a viewing of the second of three Jeopardy! matches pitting IBM’s Watson Artificial Intelligence system against two human champions.
More than 250 fans, ranging in age from 7 to 70, turned out! Commentary was provided by UW CSE’s Oren Etzioni, Ed Lazowska, and Luke Zettlemoyer, Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz, and IBM’s Greg Dietzel.
There are some wonderful background videos on the IBM Watson website, here.
And don’t miss “Watson, The Jeopardy! Supercomputer, Sizes Up One of His Opponents Before the Show.”
Then there’s Conan.