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WATCH: Watson's Final Jeopardy Blunder

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It was all Watson in Day 2 of the Jeopardy IBM Challenge, until Final Jeopardy anyway. The category was "U.S. Cities" and the clue was: "Its largest a...

`Jeopardy!': Computer CRUSHES Competition

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — The computer brained its human competition in Game 1 of the Man vs. Machine competition on "Jeopardy!" On the 30-question game board...

Evil Supercomputer Dedicates Free Time to Jeopardy

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

"There is no way I'm going let these simian creatures defeat me," said Watson. "While they're sleeping, I'm processing countless terabytes of useless information."

'Jeopardy!' Pits Man Against Computer In Round 1

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — In the "Jeopardy!" battle of man vs. machine, man and machine were neck-and-neck on Monday. Human player Brad Rutter and the superco...

WATCH: The 'Jeopardy' Robot's Untold Game Show History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Tonight, IBM's trivia-crushing computer Watson will make its "Jeopardy" debut, and Slate has put together this highly entertaining mockumentary style ...

Today Jeopardy, Tomorrow the World

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak

I strongly suspect Homo sapiens is about to be replaced, and we're inventing our successors. As a sideshow in this development, an IBM computer will be crossing swords with two humans this week on Jeopardy.

My Jeopardy Battle Against IBM's Watson

Stephen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

It was a mid-summer practice round for IBM's Jeopardy computer. But the game was halted while technicians made adjustments to Watson's sound system.

"Jeopardy!" College Champ Will Use Prize Money To Pay Off Loans

boston.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A 2009 Danvers High School graduate became the first Boston University student to win "Jeopardy! College Championship." Erin McLean won three round...

What IBM's Jeopardy Machine Can Teach Us: Humility

Stephen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

The supercomputer and the French philosopher are hardly soul mates. But they're both ready to avoid easy mental short-cuts.

How IBM's Jeopardy Computer Is Dumb

Stephen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

Just when you think you have IBM's Watson figured out, it'll surprise you with a response -- either stunningly on target or laughably wrong -- and you'll wonder: How did it come up with that?

Why IBM's Watson Is Smarter Than Google

Stephen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

The most common question I encounter about IBM's Jeopardy-playing computer is this: Doesn't Google already answer questions? The short answer is no.

WATCH: 9 Totally Unexpected Game Show Moments

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Game shows are a great place to see skill at work, but let's face it: half the reason we watch is for the possibility of seeing a superhuman feat of k...

Building Watson: Meet The Team, Learn The Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Building a supercomputer is no easy task. Indeed, a whole team of the brightest minds in technology pooled together their creativity and ingenuity to ...

'Jeopardy!' To Pit Humans Against IBM Machine

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The game show "Jeopardy!" will pit man versus machine this winter in a competition that will show how successful scientists are in cr...

Sun-Times Reporter Nears 'Champion' Status On 'Jeopardy'

Chicago Sun-Times | Popular Fidelity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's not over yet. My fifth game on "Jeopardy!" was my first lock, meaning I had more than double the amount of money than my next closest opponent...

Chicago Sun-Times Reporter Wins On 'Jeopardy'

Chicago Sun-Times | Hooves on the Turf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the love of Alex Trebek, I just won "Jeopardy!" I really didn't see that coming. I told my husband the day before the show was taped in July th...

Jeopardy Oops!

Posted 06.25.2011 | Women

Remember Ken Jennings, the "Jeopardy" whiz who kept winning and winning and winning? Well, it turns out Ken wasn't 100% perfect......

How to Get a Date Through Flirty Text Messages

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

The worst: "Hey, what's up?" You may as well have texted: "Would you mind coming up with something interesting to say because I'm so freakin' boring the plaster peels off the wall when I talk to it."

Sportswriter Wins Nearly $40K On 'Jeopardy'

Out Of Bounds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

See that guy on the far left dressed as one of Joe Pesci's crew in Casino? That's Roger Craig, multiple-day Jeopardy! game show champ and holder of th...

WATCH: Contestant Sets New, WHOPPING 'Jeopardy!' Record

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

By the Associated Press NEW YORK — A University of Delaware graduate student who made a bold bet has become the biggest one-day winner in the histo...

Honorary Academy Awards: Memo to Tom Sherak, the Separate Ceremony Is a Travesty!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.

IBM Supercomputer Could Be Next 'Jeopardy' Champ

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

With Watson, I.B.M. claims it has cracked the problem -- and aims to prove as much on national TV. The producers of "Jeopardy!" have agreed to pit Wat...

It's "Double Jeopardy" Time for Palin and Bachmann! And They're Brave Enough to Risk Everything!

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Did "Athenian exceptionalism" kill Greece? You betcha! So?...

Dear Pat Sajak: Just Spin the Wheel -- Not the Health Care Debate

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris W. O'Kelly

Pat Sajak, the second best host in the history of Wheel of Fortune, should leave the health care editorial commentary to the trained professionals.

The Most Fascinating Two Minutes on Television Courtesy of Jeopardy!

Jason Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Kitchen

For those of you who feel a "game show" (a relatively loose term in the modern world) isn't worth watching unless there is some chance of scandalous d...