Can Google beat IBM’s Watson in Jeopardy?

IBM’s Watson entertained tv audiences as it challenged previous Jeopardy winners to a man VS computer showdown. But this kind of trivial knowledge is already handled by google’s search engine for millions of people. So which is smarter Watson or Google and which would win in a Jeopardy match up? With Google’s ability to gather loads of information across the web in milliseconds, and Watson’s design specific to playing the game who is better suited?

Integrating Flash with Google Earth

This is great website that makes use of Google Earth technology and creates an interactive movie. Although some address do not work, I think it is just Google Earth’s incapability to have detailed views for remote places. I just think that it is a very creative website that is very playful. In the future, I would like the designers of this website to let people upload their own picture that will project on the person running. This will really make a personal movie.

i n v e r s e p y r a m i d – a social networking experiment

In a bid to study behavioral economics, social networking, and game theory, DARPA  offered prize money to anyone who found 10 weather balloons located around the country.

The aim of the network challenge was to explore the unprecedented ability of the Internet to bring people together to solve tough problems and to mark the Internet’s 40th birthday.

Also to exhibit how the Internet has become an integral part of society and the global economy over the years.

Facebook visited more than Google

Saw this article on CNN about how for the first time since September 15, 2007 Google was not the most visited site in the US.  Facebook took that title showing the strength of web2.0 though Google had taken the title from MySpace so it will be interesting to see what happens next.  Will Google take back and maintain its spot? Will Facebook be replaced just like MySpace was?