[ExI] Watson On Jeopardy.

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Feb 15 20:20:57 UTC 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 01:46:25PM -0500, John Clark wrote:
> On Feb 15, 2011, at 11:45 AM, Richard Loosemore wrote:
> > What it does, essentially, is this: [blah blah]
> Who cares! The point is that if a human behaved as Watson 
> behaved you'd say he was intelligent, very intelligent indeed. 

You know, when I ask a 4 year old to find and bring me a salad
sieve (because I'm watching a mouse), he just does it. You think 
Watson is up to the task?

> But it was a computer doing the behaving not a person so 
> intelligence had absolutely positively 100% nothing to do 
> with it because , after all, if you can explain how it 
> works then its not intelligence, or to put it another 
> way, intelligence is whatever a computer can't yet do.

How can you tell we've reached full human equivalence?
Why, people are out of jobs. All of them.

Q: Prior sentence to "No shit, Sherlock".

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