Watson Destroys All Humans
The battle between two all-time Jeopardy! champions and an IBM supercomputer named Watson is over, and the computer won the Man vs. Machine match. After Watson won the first two-part game earlier this week, he also won the second game that aired yesterday. Watson’s winning score yesterday was $41,413, a total of $77,147 for both games, while Ken Jennings scored $24,000 overall, and Brad Rutter was third with $21,600 overall. Watson won the $1 million prize, which IBM has said will go to the charities World Vision and World Community Grid. Jennings and Rutter get $300,000 and $200,000, respectively, half of which each said they would also be donating to charity.
The video of the actual matches are not available to put on our website, but this video was taken by some tech geeks just before the televised games began. Watson basically runs the board, and even makes a pun. Chilling.