Smartest Machine on Earth

NOVA website: Smartest Machine on Earth Episode premiered last night. I watched it and I think librarians will find this episode interesting and thought provoking. If you search the schedule at your local PBS website you should find other times this shows. For example Iowa Public TV shows these times: Thu, February 10, 3:00 PM on IPTV World Thu, February 10, 5:00 PM on IPTV World Thu, February 10, 8:00 PM on IPTV World Fri, February 11, 1:00 AM on IPTV World

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IBM Computer Faces Off Against 'Jeopardy' Champs
http://www.npr.org/2011/02/11/133686004/IBM-Computer-Faces-Off-Against-Jeopardy-Champs

Four years in the works, IBM's supercomputer "Watson" will compete against Jeopardy! champions from Feb. 14-16. To win, the computer will have to process often-ambiguous natural language, including irony and wordplay. Stephen Baker, author of Final Jeopardy, talks about Watson's chances.

Watson is on Jeopardy tonight. See: http://www.jeopardy.com/minisites/watson/