AI at IBM

  1. playing chess
  2. playing Jeopardy!
  3. writing New Yorker cartoon captions

3 Responses to “AI at IBM”

  1. Nansen Says:

    item 3 seems unrelated to either AI or IBM…

  2. TomGinTX Says:

    That will be the next challenge for computers, after chess and Jeopardy: understanding the cartoons in the New Yorker. 8-)

  3. Seth Roberts Says:

    item 1 = past AI at IBM = showing that a computer can play better chess than any human. item 2 = present AI at IBM = showing that a computer can play better Jeopardy than any human. item 3 = future AI at IBM = teaching a computer to write better captions to New Yorker cartoons than any human. My Spy article, to which item 3 is linked, hints there is a formula because there is so much repetition. I wrote another Spy article that showed Jay Leno and David Letterman several times told the same joke. Indicating there is a formula for their jokes.