Michael J. Swart

September 21, 2011

Artificial Intelligence versus SQL Server Help

Filed under: Tongue In Cheek — Tags: , , — Michael J. Swart @ 10:17 pm

Something lighthearted for this week. ~MJS

You Remember Watson?

Do you remember Watson? It's the A.I. program that IBM developed that answers natural language questions. It kicked butt last year on Jeopardy. Well, IBM recently noticed that there was a large store of SQL Server knowledge to be had by looking through SQL Server questions on stackoverflow and by looking through #sqlhelp tagged questions on twitter. Well it wasn't too long before they had Watson answering SQL Help questions!

I love artificial intelligence. What could go wrong!

IBM planned to deliver Watson's software and hardware to Chicago (but somehow they got lost at Toronto's airport). With one thing and another, I was lucky enough to get involved and I'm proud to say that they let me preview their Watson vs. SQL Server solution that they've (embarassingly) called The SQL Server Help Oracle.

I've given it a spin and I have to say it's in fine form! It gives answers that are just like a DBA's answers. Without further ado... Here it is! Give it a spin! Ask away.

Introducing the SQL Server help oracle:

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