JEOPARDY: Human vs Computer…who will win?

Posted on February 15, 2011


Last night an IBM supercomputer (a.k.a. Watson) finished tied with one human competitor and $3000 ahead of another.  We still have two more rounds to get through on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Watson, the IBM supercomputer, has been in the works for years.  Combining the power of 2800 powerful computers, Watson has the ability to understand human language and juggle dozens of lines of reasoning all at once.  As cool as Watson is, or thinks he is, I’m rooting for the human.

IBM's Watson computer is competing against former champs Ken Jennings, left, and Brad Rutter on "Jeopardy!" this week.

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