Man vs. Machine Contests: Forget “Level” Playing Fields

May 21, 2011
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Just got back from Seattle on a red-eye, and I take off for Paris on another red-eye Sunday night. I’m not complaining, but maybe I should buy myself one of those pillowy donuts to wear around my neck. I had a great time in Seattle, four great interviews, a good talk at Microsoft, and an event last night at Third Place Books. As an added bonus, Jeopardy all-time great Ken Jennings showed up toward the end, with his son Dylan in tow. (After we’d been talking for a while, my cousin, who lives nearby, asked Ken if he’d ever been on Jeopardy...)
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