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With Watson in Mind, NYTimes Creates its Own Computer
By Technology / IO, 08 Mar 2011
When IBM’s Watson computer famously bested two human opponents in a game of Jeopardy a few weeks ago, many media reports were published in an attempt to understand better the concept of artificial intelligence. The New York Times went one step better and built a computer of its own.
In its Rock-Paper-Scissors feature, the Times invites users to play the titular game with a computer. Instead of the computer randomly generating its moves, it will collect data based on users’ decisions to “exploit a person’s tendencies and patterns to gain an advantage over its opponent”, according to the Times.
A more ‘advanced’ mode will allow the computer to make its decisions based on over 200,000 rounds of previous experience.
Throughout the game, the computer will state what it has picked up from analyzing its opponents’ moves, giving an insight on when and how it ‘thinks’.
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