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Ken Jennings Embraces Watson: 'I For One Welcome Our New Computer Overlords' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 16th 2011 11:32PM
Ken Jennings, 'Jeopardy!' IBM supercomputer artificial intelligence WatsonIBM's supercomputer artificial intelligence Watson certainly made an impression on 'Jeopardy!' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on ABC) record holder Ken Jennings. The championship streak record holder made a bold, but submissive statement in presenting his answer in Final Jeopardy.

It was an answer that would put him in the lead, but Watson was yet to answer. The correct answer was 'Who is Bram Stoker?' Jennings got it right, but added a paranthetical aside to the supercomputer on his left side.

(I for one welcome our new computer overlords)

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Watson Dominates on Day Two Against 'Jeopardy!' Champs (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 16th 2011 12:32AM
IBM Supercomputer artificial intelligence Watson, 'Jeopardy!'Yesterday, IBM's artificial intelligence program Watson was able to hang in there competitively with two of the best players to ever grace the 'Jeopardy!' (Weeknights. 7PM on ABC) stage. He managed a tie with all-time points leader Brad Rutter at $5,000.

On its second day on the show, Watson blew the competition out of the water, and seemed more human than ever. Is this the origins of Skynet? Or maybe Watson is a beta version of a Cylon.

Watson made an educated guess at one point, and even got it right. But he proved a savvy player of the game in Final Jeopardy. Up substantially over his opponents, Watson wasn't sure of his answer, so it chose to play it safe with a paltry wager.

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