Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jan. 26th 2010

Final Exam

IBM_Watson_Why_Jeopardy On the B118 Server Read:IBM's Watson Computer To Play Jeopardy! Can a computer beat a human in the most challenging trivia game on TV? Today, at IBM's headquarters in New York, we learned that the answer is yes. What is Watson? Why is it so much harder for a computer to compete on jeopardy than to play chess? Do you think this is good thing? Will computers like this help or hurt people? What problems can computers solve? Are computers going to take away more jobs? Will computers eventually take over the world? What do you think? Write 3 paragraphs on your blog that support your opinion. *

Answer - I do not think a computer can beat a human in the most challenging trivia game on TV because all the information put into a computer is in there from a human. So a human can easily outsmart the computer because meanwhile the computer could be thinking one thing, while the creator is thinking the same but with a loop-whole. Because of this either way the human is smarter because the computer is given only a certain amount of information when the creator holds all of it and beyond. Watson is the "human" created by the computer as a stunt dummy so the creator can sit back and watch the outcome of his/or creation at work. It is so much harder for a computer to compete on jeopardy than to play chess because chess is a game created by strategic thinking and a computer can only think but so much while the human can think and expand its mind to its fullest capacity. 

A computer has a capacity limit which is a lot less than the mind of a human. I do think in fact that this is a good thing because it shows that every invention is not perfectly made without glitches. This will persuade the inventor to find more ways to enhance his/her technology. Computers like this can help people because by seeing the flaws in the invention the creator will now see what to take away from the computer's mainframe and what to put in it to enhance it. Computers can solve mathematic, informative, grammar and punctuation problems. Humans do fall short when it comes either to speech, calculation etc. computers can/will pick up the slack or infraction that humans sometimes make for confirmation.

If technology keeps advancing the way it is now I honestly do believe that computers will take away more jobs because each employer will only want the quick, quality, yet best for his/her company. Computers will save the company millions of dollars if they do not have to pay people to work for them when all they have to do is turn on a computer, set it, then everything is done for them. So many employers will think the same way and try to compete with the other companies. For sure this will raise the count of unemployed by so much. I do not think that computers will take over the world because humans will always want to be dominant whether if it's over another human or technology no matter the risks. Power will consume the world rather than computers.

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