In this blog, Laura discusses math, science, and technology along with the cultural role of scientists. Also there are a lot of funny links.
13 January 2012
Glad Calvinball is at the bottom!
Remember Watson, the computer that can play Jeopardy? Scientists love to create algorithms that can beat humans at games-- it's one of the most interesting, fun, and useful ways to address questions of artificial intelligence. You can now find an up-to-date categorization of games, with respect to how easily computers can beat humans, in xkcd. Thinking about the different games might give you some insight as to what computers are good at and what they are not!