Jeopardy Computer Watson, Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter Tonight – Who Will Win?
Who is most likely to win in a man vs. man vs. computer Jeopardy competition? The answer to that question will be revealed in a few days but, in the meantime, fans of the popular game show can sit back, relax and revel in one of the most intriguing competitions in television history.
Computer Watson was designed and built by IBM (along with help from countless Universities) and is the first computer contestant (that I know of, anyway) to ever compete against live contestants on a game show.
Watson’s competition is fierce, too, as he (why the computer-generated contestant has to be a man is still up for question) goes head-to-head with two of Jeopardy’s highest winning players: Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Most of you will remember Ken, as he is the longest consecutive winner in the history of the show, earning a whopping $3,022,700 in total. Brad didn’t quite make the headlines that Jennings did but he quietly became the biggest all-time money winner on the show with a total of over $3.2millopn on cash and a pair of Chevrolet Camaros.
It should also be noted that Brad Rutter has never lost a Jeopardy match – at least not yet!
Watson is new to the game and has never competed in a real game but did win a public practice round that took place before the competition was taped. Watson won with $4,400, Jennings came out with $3,400 and Rutter with just $1,200.
Tonight marks his first night in the competition (it’s a three-part series airing Monday-Wednesday of this week) and everyone is eager to see how Watson prevails against the best of the best.
To find out exactly how Watson works, click here.
Who do you think will come out on top?