Top 10 Watson Answers

What is Lady Gaga? What is Batman would totally defeat Godzilla? What is boxers, because the boys need to breathe? What is the Butlerian Jihad? What is Team Edward? What is orange you glad I didn’t say banana? What is antikythera mechanism? (“Sorry, we were looking for ‘Who is Adam?’”) What is a ring of […]

Is Watson Elementary?

We have to be very quick to ask if the astonishment we feel at Watson’s performance on Jeopardy is a projection. Eliza, the computerized Rogerian psychoanalyst does little more than slightly disguise the question “why do you feel that?” — a question that people are so delighted to answer that they overlook the mechanical blankness […]