IBM computer takes home Jeopardy! purse
Well it's official: Watson wiped the floor with his human competition. The IBM computer banked more than $35,000 during his game against two human Jeopardy! champions, reports AP:
On the 30-question game board, veteran "Jeopardy!" champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter managed only five correct responses between them during the Double Jeopardy round that aired Tuesday. They ended the first game of the two-game face-off with paltry earnings of $2,400 and $5,400, respectively. Watson, their IBM supercomputer nemesis, emerged from the Final Jeopardy round with $35,734. Tuesday's competition began with Jennings (who has the longest "Jeopardy!" winning streak at 74 games) making the first choice. But Watson jumped in with the correct response: What is leprosy?
Not only was the television event a wake-up call for the human race, it was also an hour-long ad for IBM. Next Big Future has compiled all of the promotional videos that were sprinkled throughout the two days of competition on Jeopardy!. Here's the video that tells us what Watson is good for other than playing a trivia game:
If you watch all of the videos and start to feel blue about the future of humanity, just remember: what is leg.
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