Monday, February 14, 2011

Jeopardy! The IBM challenge - Day 1

Watson is opposed to Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. These candidates won over two millions dollars each and are considered to be the best players in the world.

During the first period, Watson did incredibly well, being beaten to answer certain questions by only a fraction of a second.

During the first break the scores were:

  • Watson: $5,200
  • Rutter: $1,000
  • Jennings: $200

The second period was however less fortunate. A close miss ("What is a leg?" instead of "What is a missing leg?"), some mistakes and several passes.

Day one achieved with:

  • Watson: $5,000
  • Rutter: $5,000
  • Jennings: $2,000

Tomorrow will be exciting!