Computers 1 – Humans 0

Last week on the American trivia show, Jeopardy, IBM debuted their latest innovation Watson. Watson is a super computer programmed to navigate subtleties in language that were previously beyond a computer’s understanding. Jeopardy’s question format is riddled with wordplay, allusions, and puns – pitted against two past Jeopardy champions Watson dominated in the 3 day tournament.

As the defeated Ken Jennings put it: “I for? one welcome our new computer overlords.”


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