How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 174 (or “Monkeys’ brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C.”)
You recently realized that you can recite large sections of dialogue from the Tim Curry comedy Clue because you have seen it over 100 times since childhood.
Furthermore, you have now decided that if you were to have an artificial intelligence program at your disposal, your second choice after the name Oberon, would be to call it Wadsworth and have it sound and look like Tim Curry’s character from Clue.
In an alternate universe, everyone is assigned a personalized artificial intelligence program to serve as a tutor, language translator, and confidant. Each person gets to name their AI. Mine would be called Oberon.
NYTimes: Computer Wins on ‘Jeopardy!’: Trivial, It’s Not
A surprising turn of events, as Watson the computer makes a geographical error on Jeopardy!
With the debut of a computer contestant on Jeopardy!, this week marks an interesting empass in the debate of man vs. machine.
NYTimes: A Fight to Win the Future: Computers vs. Humans