Announcing that the SMWC team
has just breached 3 years of distributive computer processing towards humanitarian research!
The team is rather sparse now, it seems I contribute
to 40% of that, with me, HFD
, and Zero-X
still active, and Megafonzie
(who has more run time than me) recently inactive. Perhaps a few new people would be interested in joining the team, or interest re-kindled in those who registered before. The information is in the first post, and I recommend reading around the site as well as around the internet.
(Also, odd that I didn't bump the thread before (though I made a Hot Off the Press thread
) around February 14, 15, and 16th when IBM's Watson
, a supercomputer designed to match human's abilities to learn to understand language to answer questions (I recommend you watch the PBS documentary
about it's development and challenges that also indicate that it wasn't as easy to match a human as one might think), competed against Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings (most wins, 74 consecutively) and Brad Rutter (most money won) in The IBM Challenge
in Jeopardy. Watson won, and IBM donated half of it's million dollar winnings to the World Community Grid, the other half to World Vision)