Our Computer Overlords

IBM’s computer, Watson, destroyed both of its human opponents (and remember, they were the two best Jeopardy players in history!).  Final score:  Watson:  $77,147,  Jennings: $24,000, and Rutter:  $21,600.

In Final Jeopardy when it was already clear that Watson would win no matter what, Jennings took the opportunity to get on the right side of history:

What about loyalty, Ken?

PC World has an interesting article about Watson’s strengths and weaknesses, and whether it was really a fair fight.

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