16 Feb '11, 12am

Computer crushes human Jeopardy! champs (via ST iPhone App)

Computer crushes human Jeopardy! champs (via ST iPhone App)

'Watson,' a supercomputer named after Thomas Watson, founder of the US technology giant, dominated the game by beating his human opponents to the buzzer on all but a handful of questions. -- PHOTO: AFP CHICAGO - AN IBM computer crushed two human champions on Tuesday in the second round of a man vs. machine showdown on the popular US television game show Jeopardy! 'Watson,' a supercomputer named after Thomas Watson, founder of the US technology giant, dominated the game by beating his human opponents to the buzzer on all but a handful of questions. The computer managed to answer every attempted question correctly - except the usually critical final round. The audience groaned when Watson answered 'What is Toronto????' to the question: 'Its largest airport is named for a WWII hero. Its second largest, for a WWII battle' under the category US cities. Ken Jennings - who holds ...

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