It was bound to happen. Ever since Deep Blue conquered Kasparov, in 1997, it was inevitable that the world of the machine would eventually lead to Terminator-like proportions. Well, we’re not there quite yet (though I hear told that Schwarzenegger is back on the Hollywood hunt), but this week, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the TV game show Jeopardy! will be featuring its to all-time best contestants against the IBM supercomputer Watson.
I watched a great Nova special the other night about the making of this historic event.
Next week we will be able to see our downfall happen right before our very eyes.
Now, where’s this John Connor guy, I keep hearing about?
UPDATE: The first round ended in a tie game.