On the average episode of Jeopardy!, three people with excellent memory recall compete to win large cash prizes—but also, to demonstrate to Alex Trebek their remarkable facility for retaining knowledge across a vast swath of topics and concepts. Yesterday was not one of those episodes.
Jeopardy! hasn’t been a stranger to covering Star Trek before, but Tuesday’s episode might take the prize for hiding, in plain sight, one of the coolest The Next Generation references we’ve ever seen on the show.
The best part about watching Jeopardy! at home is playing along to see if you can beat whichever contests happen to have shown up that day. But could you really win? This chart games out the best strategy for you to do so.
We already knew Ken Jennings thought IBM's Jeopardy-winning supercomputer was a dick, but he's not alone. Developers at IBM were forced to wipe part of Watson's memory once they realized their hyperintelligent computer had turned into a bit of a smartass.
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…
Once he was the insurmountable apogee of Jeopardy excellence. Then IBM devised a machine that defeated him. Today Ken Jennings posted a photo blasting IBM. The dethroned champ is casting his lot with the OWS crowd in protest of Watson.
Watson's defeat of man struck a hard blow against our hope of dominating computers in trivia party games ever again, but do you know who was hurt worse? The charity that Ken Jennings was playing for. Instead of taking home $1 million, Ken Jennings won $300,000 (and gave half of that to charity).
Poor Watson. He just wanted to play some Blackjack and that mean old dealer wouldn't let him. If not for a cool-headed Trebek, we'd be looking at thermonuclear war. A defused punchline awaits... [Joy of Tech]
IBM's Jeopardy-crushing Watson has more than proven its ability to conquer game shows, but what now?
Well before Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, IBM's design team grappled with a different challenge - getting beaten to the punch by someone else inventing a trivia-savvy artificial mind. Final Jeopardy discusses Watson's early development and how this Q&A juggernaut overcame the "Basement Baseline."
So Watson just pwned humanity, setting a milestone in the history of artificial intelligence. But this trouncing gives us—as we lick our wounds, cry foul, or demand a rematch—the opportunity to ask afresh what it means to be human.
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,…
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.
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…