Watson Obliterates Humans


Don't call me Watson. That's not my name.

“IBM’s Watson supercomputer trounced its human competitors in the conclusion of the first round of its Jeopardy challenge.

Watson ended the night with $35,754, while former human Jeopardy champs Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings scored $10,000 and $4,800 respectively.”

See Watson in action from about 4:50 in this video.

But Watson doesn’t always get it right, “in Final Jeopardy…the category of U.S. Cities, the competitors were given a clue about a city whose largest airport is named for a World War II hero, and its second largest is named for a World War II battle. Watson ended up guessing Toronto.”

See the full article at VentureBeat here, and find out why Watson doesn’t like Final Jeopardy here.

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