Test your smarts against Watson
February 15th, 2011

The New York Times Magazine has a game you can play to test your Jeopardy skills against IBM’s Watson, a computer currently playing against the two all-time greatest human Jeopardy champions.

I confess Watson just beat me when I played the game this morning. But I did get many answers right, before Watson did and giving me points. Maybe this is rationalization, but when Watson won a question it was because I did not know the answer. For example, I mixed up company owners among Kraft and Pepsico, which Watson got right to win the box. When I knew the answer, I was always faster than Watson. For several of the questions, I knew the answer and Watson did not.

In the first of the 3-night competition on the Jeopardy TV show, Watson is tied with one of the two human competitors.

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