Jeopardy "Hacker" Method Is Used By Other Players—Including Watson

Arthur Chu returns to television today, the Jeopardy champion with the unconventional playing style who's either hacking or ruining one of America's most popular game shows. But Chu's supposedly unorthodox methods are not all that radical: IBM's Watson uses those same tactics to beat humans. » 2/24/14 4:20pm 2/24/14 4:20pm

Jeopardy Home Game Will Expose How Stupid You Really Are

When you're watching Jeopardy and playing along at home, it's easy to ignore the endless run of questions you get wrong because you're not keeping score. Such is not the case with this home version of the game. It keeps track of just how ignorant you really are—so it's a good idea to maybe only play with your… » 8/30/12 12:27pm 8/30/12 12:27pm

IBM Jeopardy Challenge Finale: Follow It Here Live

Tonight is the final battle between IBM's Jeopardy-playing Watson computer and humanity's two greatest quiz show gladiators. And because I just moved to a state that buries epic man vs. machine battles at 4:30 CST, I'm going to liveblog it early for you all. Spoilers, and the possible end of mankind as we know it,… » 2/16/11 5:29pm 2/16/11 5:29pm

Watson Crashed Multiple Times on Jeopardy, Plus Other Watson Tidbits

If you saw the second night of Jeopardy's Watson vs Man and Watson's flat out dominance, I wouldn't blame you for being a little bit sad about humanity. Thankfully it's not straight to SkyNet for Watson, turns out the machine is a little unreliable and prone to crashes. » 2/16/11 5:20pm 2/16/11 5:20pm

A Jeopardy! Board That Would Bring Watson To Its Knees

Man, that Watson supercomputer must be feeling pretty good about itself after last night's rout of humanity's finest. But at least when we're in our robot-proof bunkers, huddled over our last can of cold beans, we'll be able to take comfort in our human ability to decide which kitteh is cutest. [Hijinx Ensue via The… » 2/16/11 4:00pm 2/16/11 4:00pm

IBM Jeopardy Challenge, Night 1: Watson Ties for the Lead

After practice rounds and plenty of hype, Watson, IBM's latest supercomputer, stepped up to the podium to take on two of Jeopardy's greatest champions: Ken Jennings, who won 74 straight rounds of Jeopardy en route to becoming a pop culture icon, and Brad Rutter, who netted more money than any other contestant while… » 2/15/11 12:00am 2/15/11 12:00am

Fight Night: Getting Stoked For Watson's Jeopardy Debut

In what may be the greatest man versus machine matchup since Kasparov fell to Deep Blue, the match between Watson—Jeopardy-playing supercomputer—and the two greatest human Jeopardy players of all time will finally be televised tonight. If it's anything like the warm-up round, we're all doomed. [Laughing Squid] » 2/14/11 8:10am 2/14/11 8:10am