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February 23, 2011

IBM’s Watson supercomputer crowned Jeopardy king

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by the BBC

IBM’s supercomputer Watson has trounced its two competitors in a televised show pitting human brains against computer bytes. After a three night marathon on the quiz show Jeopardy, Watson emerged victorious to win a $1million prize. The computer’s competitors were two of the most successful players ever to have taken part in Jeopardy. But in the end their skill at the game was no match for Watson. Ken Jennings had previously notched up 74 consecutive wins on the show – the most ever – while Brad Rutter had won the most amount of money, $3 million . “I for one welcome our new computer overlords,” Mr Jennings wrote along with his correct final Jeopardy question.

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