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What Can You Do with a $20 Laptop?

What Can You Do with a $20 Laptop?

We live in a world where technological obsolescence is an everyday expectation. But is there still value in the old electronics we’d otherwise discard? Modern Classic decided to find out by dusting off a 20-year-old IBM ThinkPad to see if it could still be of use today.

World’s Smallest Movie

World’s Smallest Movie

Hardware giant IBM made the world’s tiniest animation using carbon monoxide molecules. The stop-motion short was made using 5,000 atoms and can only be seen when it’s magnified 100 million times. Watch the making-of here.

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Watson vs. Richter

Watson vs. Richter

After hammering our wisest representatives at Jeopardy, Watson tries his hand at being a talk show announcer, much to the chagrin of Andy Richter. Watch and see who gets the last laugh.

Jeopardy! IBM Challenge Day 1

Jeopardy! IBM Challenge Day 1

Watson owned his human rivals in the practice round. Watch and see if we’ll get our revenge in the actual match, plus learn more about IBM’s system. Skip to 6:30 for the match. Part 2 here.

Jeopardy: AI vs Humans

Jeopardy: AI vs Humans

Jeopardy is elementary for IBM’s Watson. The computer bested former Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a 3 minute practice match. The full match will be aired Feb. 14-16.

AI Technology for Jeopardy

AI Technology for Jeopardy

Using advanced computing and emerging technology, IBM is building a natural language processing computer code named Watson to compete on the Jeopardy! show. (Thanks Hector!)

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