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November 07, 2011


Bud Byrd

Ah, to be a fly on the wall at a conference to hear the expression of such thinking. I am thrilled to know that the thinking is ongoing and especially gratified that our former employer is at the forefront. The contextualizing of Watson should be shared more widely. Thanks for your surrogate work in keeping us informed. Great article.


"it took Watson 85,000 watts of power to beat two guys with 20 watts of power each in their brains."

That doesn't even take into account the area-under-the-curve (energy) required to assemble the information that Watson used. Watson had a massive database of information to draw on, how much energy was expended to acquire, assemble and index that data?

The efficiency of biology is yet another level beyond even what the article suggests.

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