Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Quirky NEWS

Computer wins 'Jeopardy!' practice round


UPI News Service, 01/13/2011 

The Watson supercomputer created by IBM won its "Jeopardy!" practice round in California against former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

ADVERTISEMENT
The warm-up round for the supercomputer's Feb. 14, 15 and 16 showdown against the former champions ended with $4,400 for Watson while Jennings earned $3,400 and Rutter had $1,200, ZDNet reported Thursday.

David Ferrucci, principal investigator of Watson DeepQA technology, said the supercomputer has the capability to learn and conduct self-assessments.

John Kelly III, director of IBM Research, said during a question and answer session after the round that computer and human intelligence have reached an intersection point, with computers having nowhere to go but up.

"So we're all extinct," Jennings quipped in response.

IBM said the Watson technology could have implications in several fields, including healthcare. The company said any of the computer's winnings from the $1 million showdown in February will be donated to charities including World Vision and VillageReach.


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2011 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.03982400894165 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed