-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
Ken Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! Brad Rutter holds the record for the most money won on Jeopardy!, nearly $3.3 million. The two are being challenged by an IBM computer named “Watson.” The three matches will air Feb. 14-16.
In 1997 IBM’s computer “Big Blue” competed against chess champion Gary Kasparov. This ain’t no game of chess.
The issues this time are a lot trickier. The answers (questions?) are more subtle, and often puns and riddles are involved. I hope the questions are normal Jeopardy! questions and are not tailored to “Watson’s” strengths.
I’ll be watching and will repost when the match dates get closer.
You can read more about the Jeopardy! challenge, here.
H/T: Yahoo News.