Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summertime Update

 NHK Documentary

Jul. 7, Sat. 2:10 - 3:00 (UTC) etc.

Computer revolution: Most powerful x fastest brain

Japan's K super computer is one of the world's fastest calculators. Watson, said to be the world's most powerful artificial intelligence system, understands human speech and has even defeated a U.S. quiz champion. How might they change the society in which we live?

A very nice documentary about supercomputers. Towards the end there's a nice segment that explains how digitizing people might very well be a reality in the future. Features theme music by Kenji Kawai and animation by Production I.G.
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