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

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