Alex Trebek

This past February, Alex Trebek hosted the first ‘jeopardy’ between man and a computer. The competition was between Watson, an IBM computer named after the founder, and Ken Jennings/ Brad Rutter, previous champions of the show. Watson, the computer, turned out to be the winner of the competition. Advantages Watson had was that being a computer he could basically access any information and match up questions to data found online, with a disadvantage being time frame and possible inaccurate info. This shows how much computers have improved over the years and are becoming more intelligent that the human brain. I think this competition should be an encouragement to man to not let computers outsmart us.

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~ by laurabuffa on May 1, 2011.

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