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February 21, 2011

IBM’s Watson Triumphs at ‘Jeopardy!’ to Computer Scientists’ Delight

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by Ben Wieder, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Watson’s human competitors made Wednesday’s final Jeopardy! match more competitive, but, in the end, the IBM supercomputer came out on top—by more than $50,000. Ken Jennings, who, along with Brad Rutter, made up the computer’s competition on three episodes of the game show beginning Monday, had a sense of humor about the drubbing. “I for one welcome our new computer overlords,” the former Jeopardy! champion scrawled below the answer to the competition’s final question. The victory made one group of people very happy.

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