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Fortune editor speaks on importance of civility in business

Geoff Colvin

(original source Greenwich Time) 

“Geoff Colvin, Fortune magazine’s senior editor at large, found himself in an interesting situation a couple of years ago, squaring off against IBM’s super computer Watson in a practice round of Jeopardy at a large conference.

Even though programmers had added a fraction of a second delay into Watson’s timeline for answering questions, to mirror a human’s natural timeframe for the physical movement of buzzing in, Colvin told a crowd of several dozen people gathered at the Ferguson Library in Stamford Tuesday evening that he “got totally beat” by the computer.”

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