The world doesn’t stop when bad weather starts. To make the best of Mother Nature’s unpredictable side, IBM Watson is learning to understand The Weather Company’s forecasting and historical data. That’s easier said than done since that means getting cozy with data gathered for over 2.2 billion locations worldwide. With this kind of insight, you’ll be able to find exactly the right day to have a picnic, open a lemonade stand or hit a few down the fairway. Just maybe not when Tom Watson, golf pro and friend of IBM Watson, is playing – if you don’t want to get shown up that is. See what else IBM Watson is doing with sports →
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves in 1890s London in this holiday special.
We’ve been here before - but what if this wasn’t the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world’s most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats? Welcome to Sherlock in 1895!
In addition to the 90-minute standalone episode, cinema goers will be treated to exclusive bonus material, including a guided tour of 221B Baker Street from Steven Moffat and a look behind the scenes at how the special episode was made featuring all the lead cast and crew.
Linguists and psychologists have long been studying this phenomenon. A few decades ago they had a hunch that the number of active verbs in your sentences or which adjectives you use (lovely, sweet, angry) reflect personality traits.
They have painstakingly pinpointed various insights. For example, suicidal poets, in their published works, use more first-person singular words (like “me” or “my”) and death-related words than poets who aren’t suicidal. People in positions of power are more likely to make statements that involve others (“we,” “us”), while lower-status people often use language that’s more self-focused and ask more questions. Comparing genders, women tend to use more words related to psychological and social processes, while men referred more to impersonal topics and objects’ properties.
(This 2010 paper in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology goes into great detail about the “psychometrics” of words.)
This research suggests that Internet companies such as Facebook and Google, with their troves of written expressions, are sitting on powerful insights about us as people. But if you ask them, “Hey, can you give me the take on me that you’ve got in-house or that you’ve built for advertisers, with my anonymized data?” — they won’t give it to you. I actually did ask, and they don’t have that kind of offering.
But I’ve found someone who does: IBM’s Watson division. Researchers there have taken the personality dictionaries already created by scientists, dropped them into Watson (the computer that won Jeopardy!), and sent it off to apply it to people on Twitter, Facebook, blogs. That forms a digital population of people and personality types. Over time, more text from more people will help Watson get smarter. (Yes, this is machine learning.)
Finished!! My doodle (that took about 12 hours) of Dodger! She is probably my favourite female youtuber at this point and she just seems like such a cool chick. Love to meet and hang out with her someday! Also, her and her fiance are my real life OTP, they are too cute!! Search up Dodger and Sam, you’ll see what I mean.