Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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When I heard there was going to be a match between a computer built to play Jeopardy and famous Jeopardy winners, I was instantly intrigued. Outside of checking my DVR was set to auto-record, I started to wonder the science behind it. Was it just hooked up to a search engine? How was it going to handle the answers that are word play? Is it going to understand English?
This book answers those questions and more! I was highly interested during most of the book. It was not too heavy on technical detail but not too light either. It was a wonderful balance.
It delves not only into technology but the science of language and also human computer interaction.
I cannot recommend this enough!
Why four stars? Well I haven't finished yet since the last chapter is not out until after the match :)
Read a more detailed review over at The Broke and the Bookish
Originally posted on GR in Jan 2011