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Jeopardy, IBM’s Watson Supercomputer vs. Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, Day 3

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We have witnessed Watson’s prowess on Day 1 and Day 2:

  1. A look at last night’s Jeopardy game featuring IBM’s Watson Supercomputer, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings
  2. Jeopardy, IBM’s Watson Supercomputer vs. Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, Day 2

Last night was the final round, and Watson cleaned house:

Final score on ‘Jeopardy!’: Computer 1, humans 0

Watson’s winning score was $41,413 for the day ($77,147 for both games), while Jennings notched $19,200 ($24,000 overall) and Rutter reached $11,200 ($21,600 overall).

For crushing his rivals, Watson gets a total prize of $1 million, which IBM has said will go to the charities World Vision and World Community Grid.

The vanquished Jennings and Rutter get $300,000 and $200,000, respectively, half of which each said they would be donating to charities.

“I for one welcome our new computer overlords,” Jennings wrote alongside his correct Final Jeopardy response (“Dracula” author Bram Stoker), apparently trading on a line from “The Simpsons.” Clearly Jennings is a good sport with a sense of humor.

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