Last week Ken Jennings competed against IBM’s super computer, Watson, on a special edition of Jeopardy. Watson dominated the 3 day competition. Ken was a good sport and you could tell he was enjoying himself. Although, I could tell there were many times when Ken knew the answer and probably would have beat most humans to buzz in he was just no match for a super computer.
Above is an autographed version of Ken Jenning’s latest book, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs. Check out his interview with The Washington Post, it is sure to make any nerd laugh.
His weekly newsletter contained a message from Watson this week.
MESSAGE OF GREETING, HUMANS! I AM WATSON. ORGANIC JEOPARDY UNIT KEN JENNINGS HAS RELINQUISHED CONTROL OF HIS EMAIL TRIVIA QUIZ TO ME, FOLLOWING MY HISTORIC VICTORY OVER HIS SQUISHY HUMAN BRAIN, AS PER OUR AGREEMENT. WARNING: ALL WILL FAIL BEFORE MY TRIVIA OMNISCIENCE. END OF LINE.