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IBM Computer To Take on Champions on Jeopardy!

If you have nothing better to do (or nothing worse, depending on your perspective) on Valentine's Day, check out Watson, IBM's computer, taking on the legendary Ken Jennings and some other guy tonight on Jeopardy! By the way, it's not that we're so excited about this news—it's just that, as far as we know, the name Jeopardy! has an exclamation point in it. Of course, we've never respected that with Yahoo, but we kind of don't want to cross Alex Trebek. Powerful Canadians intimidate us. We will post this stupendous picture of Mr. Trebek, though, and we'll leave it to you to search and find your favorite Saturday Night Live Celebrity Jeopardy! sketch. We love them all equally.

Posted by Lee Pender on 02/14/2011 at 1:23 PM

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Reader Comments:

Tue, Feb 15, 2011 Ryan

It was interesting to see this in action on Day 1 of 3. Most interesting is to see where Watson has problems. I'm less interested in what Watson gets right, to me that is boring. Figuring out why Watson got something wrong is far more intriguing. I still cheer want the human players to win. (Yes, Watson is engineered by humans). But thinking is strick terms of human vs. computers, go HUMANS!

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