Thursday, June 15, 2017
watson: the smartest machine ever built!
as part of our conversation about functionalism & AI (see the discussion about hypothesis and the talk about "corpus" around 4:00).
also, read this article, by ray kurzweil.
to proper understand what Watson does you should be proficient in these areas:
natural language processing, which includes
lexical semantics (a promising subfield of the intersection between syntax and semantics)
natural language understanding (this is where the name AI comes from)
sentiment analysis (I love this, where the psychology intersects para-logical processes)