Come out this Monday evening from 7-8 to do a Q&A with Tim Winkler, a former PS1 member and software engineer at IBM who works on Watson, the Jeopardy winning artificial intelligence.
Tim has worked for IBM for 10 years and on Watson for about 3 years. He works with natural language parsing and machine learning. Watson processes unformatted data, i.e. natural language documents, and not structured databases, so part of Tim's job is to work on ingesting that data and making sense of it. One of his current projects is cognitive cooking, in which Watson comes up with recipes for us to cook and is really awesome:) So come with any and all questions about one of the most famous robots in the world:)
Bio: Tim Winkler is a software engineer at IBM, working in the Watson Life division. He started programming when he was 6, and became interested in Artificial Intelligence at 12 when he first saw the movie 2001 in a theatre. Before IBM he spent 2 years working for Xerox and tried his hand at a startup during the first dot com boom. In his spare time he runs a Magic: The Gathering website and enjoys cooking, hiking, and discussing privacy issues related to the Internet.
Note: Due to venue policies, all persons under 18 must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent or legal guardian.
Additional links of interest:
IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Destroys Humans in Jeopardy
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Watson’s new job, IBM salesman
Watson goes to the hospital