NYT article on IBM’s Jeopardy-playing computer

June 17, 2010
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We’ve been waiting for months for this New York Times magazine article about Watson, the Jeopardy-playing computer–and the subject of the book I’m writing. Back in January, when I was still writing the book proposal, I was at some of Watson’s …quot;sparring sessions…quot; with Clive Thompson, the writer of the piece.

Back then we thought the story would run in February, maybe in March. But stories that have no peg no news, …quot;evergreens,…quot; can get bounced for months. Happened to me at BusinessWeek all the time.

Anyway, I think it’s a good overview of the Watson project and the challenges involved. If you read it and want to know more about something, please let me know. I can address some of the questions here–and more of them in the book.


We’ve been waiting for months for this New York Times magazine article about Watson, the Jeopardy-playing computer–and the subject of the book I’m writing. Back in January, when I was still writing the book proposal, I was at some of Watson’s …quot;sparring sessions…quot; with Clive Thompson, the writer of the piece.

Back then we thought the story would run in February, maybe in March. But stories that have no peg no news, …quot;evergreens,…quot; can get bounced for months. Happened to me at BusinessWeek all the time.

Anyway, I think it’s a good overview of the Watson project and the challenges involved. If you read it and want to know more about something, please let me know. I can address some of the questions here–and more of them in the book.

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