Digital Consciousness

  • Ian Watson


It’s February 16 2011 and you’re sitting amongst the studio audience for the popular TV game show Jeopardy. Two of the show’s previous champions are on stage: Ken Jennings, who had a 74 game winning streak that earned him over $2.5 million and Brad Rutter, the all time Jeopardy money winner whose sharp mind earned him a staggering $3 million! In between them the third competitor isn’t human; it’s a computer called Watson. Where a person should be standing is a black screen with a globe shaped avatar on it that changes color as Watson thinks – green when it thinks its correct, red when it’s unsure.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Watson
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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