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 Lene' Lynn St. John6 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!
by Holle Abee7 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...
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