‘Jeopardy!’ Showdown–Computer vs. Humans–Is On; How Do Things Stand After Round One?

Feb 15, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The first round of "Jeopardy!’s” computer-versus-human match is in the books, with two more rounds to be completed tonight and Wednesday night, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Technology blog.

Round one ended in a tie. IBM’s Watson supercomputer tied with human contestant Brad Rutter, with each scoring $5,000 in winnings. Ken Jennings, the other human contestant, was behind with $2,000, the story says.

Jennings, who has previously won 74 consecutive "Jeopardy!" matches, defeated Watson in the practice match leading up to the three-game match, the story says.

The story points out that Watson made some missteps, including repeating a wrong answer that had previously just been given by Jennings. Host Alex Trebek responded, "No, Ken already said that," the story notes.

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