Watson, the super computer from IBM that went head-to-head with the two greatest Jeopardy! champions and mopped Alex Trebek’s bare upper lip with them, has been hired by an insurance company so that it can diagnose people’s diseases.
Congressman Rush Holt actually beat the supercomputer Watson in an exhibition game of Jeopardy! We don’t know which is more surprising: that a human was able to beat the supercomputer or that there are actually intelligent members of Congress.
The Watson Cometh: Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter are humanity’s last hope. IBM’s super computer Watson will makes its long-awaited debut on the hit game show on Monday night.
What you’re about to see is simultaneously one of the most creative uses of a Christmas present and one of the most terrifying omens of the demise of the human species. The incessant buzzing alone is enough to keep you up at night.
Well, shit. It appears that IBM’s supercomputer Watson is schooling his genius opponents in test runs for the mid-February Jeopardy! battle between man and machine. Wannabe Genius says he’s not looking forward to enslavement.
Go ahead and mark down February 14th on your calendar (trust me, you’re free) as your first taste of shiny metal slavery. That’s the day that IBM debuts Watson. Will it beat the Great Ken Jennings in a three-day Jeopardy! tournament?