What is Watson?
September 4th, 2014 — 7 p.m.
Plains Middle School
is the computer system created by IBM researchers that played against
the top two Jeopardy! champions of all times, Ken Jennings and Brad
Rutter, and won.
Pierre Darmon will talk about the history of Watson, the Jeopardy!
competition, and show two actual examples of Watson technology applied
the world of medicine and financial services.
If time permits, we will play a little bit of Jeopardy! against Watson.
Come learn, have fun, and be part of this extraordinary journey.
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October 2, 2014 — 7 p.m.
White Plains Middle School
The Samsung presentation will
provide detailed information on its
mobile product line at the
October General Meeting.
The company offers smartphones, tablets,
and laptops and plans to bring
product, information, and answers
to technical questions.
Included in the presentation will be
contrasts and comparisons between many
of the similar but not
quite overlapping product options and
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