Congressman tops 'Jeopardy' computer Watson
'I wonder if Watson wasn't having a low-voltage night,' says Rep. Holt of N.J.
Mel Evans / AP
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2010 file photo, Democratic Rep. Rush Holt answers a question during a debate with Republican challenger Scott Sipprelle in Trenton, N.J., on Oct. 14, 2010. Holt, a plasma physicist-turned-politician, topped the IBM supercomputer 'Watson' in a round of Jeopardy! in Washington on Monday.
By CARRIE SCHUMAKER, WAYNE PARRY
The Associated Press
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41866133/ns … ?GT1=43001
WASHINGTON Turns out it really does take a rocket scientist to beat Watson, the "Jeopardy"-winning computer.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey a five-time champion during the trivia show's original run 35 years ago topped the IBM computer Monday night in a "Jeopardy"-style match of congressmen vs. machine held at a Washington hotel.
Though Holt isn't the first human to beat Watson, the victory adds to the 62-year-old Democrat's already-impressive resume: a former State Department arms control expert and ex-leader of the federal Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
"I wonder if Watson wasn't having a low-voltage night, because I certainly didn't expect to score higher than the computer," he told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.
by Holle Abee5 years ago
I bet it was Weiner. I don't like this, and I didn't like it when BO was called a "liar" during a speech, either. Even if you don't like Obama, Americans should respect the office.It's entirely possible to...
by My Esoteric2 weeks ago
There were two distinct debating styles on display last night on Sept 26, 2016.How do you describe what in on?
by Lene' Lynn St. John5 years ago
HI,Just curious about this - has Watson ever predicted an earthquake? I tried to google that question and came up with nothing about Watson! Thanks!
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