Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What is Watson? Why is it so much harder for a computer to compete on jeopardy than to play chess? Do you think this is good thing? Will computers like this help or hurt people? What problems can computers solve? Are computers going to take away more jobs? Will computers eventually take over the world? What do you think? Write 3 paragraphs on your blog that support your opinion.

Of Course a computer can beat a human in most challenging trivia game on TV. A Watson is a computer consisting of a roomful of the company's Power7 processors. Its easier to play Jeopardy then chess because chess takes more thought and time to process. It is a great thing that Jeopardy is easier because more people would like to play. Computers like this will hurt and help you. Computers will take away most jobs from people. I do not think they will take over the world but they will take away alot of things for people to do in this world.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Do you think that smart phones will become a digital wallet? How does the author say this will be accomplished? What is so important about near-field communication? What will NFC enable people to use their cellphones to do? What do you think are the advantages and the disadvantages of NFC technology? How do you think people will feel about using this technology?

Yes, i believe that smarty phones will be a digital wallet. It will be a big process that will allow people to pay things with there phone and etc. People will feel that life is way easier to do things with when almost every thing is done by your smart phone.