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Book Title: Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything|
Edition: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date of issue: February 17th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780547483160
The author of the book: Stephen Baker
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.36 MB
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Get the eBook version of Stephen Baker's Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything a month before the epic February 2011 eventâ€”a nationally-televised face-off between Jeopardy! all-time winners Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, and an IBM-engineered computer named Watson. The eBookâ€™s final chapter will divulge the winner and analyze the match, and will be available to readers as a free update directly after the event finale airs.
What if there were a computer that could answer virtually any question? IBM engineers are developing such a machine, teaching it to compete on the quiz show Jeopardy. In February 2011, it will face off in a nationally televised game against two of the gameâ€™s greatest all-time winners, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Final Jeopardy tells the riveting story behind the match.
Final Jeopardy carries readers on a captivating journey from the IBM lab to the podium. The story features brilliant Ph.D.s, Hollywood moguls, knowledge-obsessed Jeopardy masters â€” and a very special collection of silicon and circuitry named Watson. It is a classic match of Man vs. Machine, not seen since Deep Blue bested chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. But Watson will need to do more than churn through chess moves or find a relevant web page. It will have to understand language, including puns and irony, and master everything from history and literature to science, arts, and entertainment.
At its heart, Final Jeopardy is about the future of knowledge. What can we teach machines? What will Watsonâ€™s heirs be capable of in ten or twenty years? And where does that leave humans? As fast and fun as the game itself, Final Jeopardy shows how smart machines will fit into our world â€” and how theyâ€™ll disrupt it.
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Stephen Baker is an American journalist. In 2008, he wrote The Numerati, a book about the Big Data economy. Until 2009 he worked for covered technology for BusinessWeek. In November, he left to go freelance and finish his second book, Final Jeopardy. His first novel, The Boost, is published by Tor Books (May 2014)
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