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What Is ... The Most Embarrassing 'Jeopardy!' Fail Video Ever?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment

Okay, so it might not be the thing we're most proud of, but we can't deny our affinity for game show fails. Seriously, what's more fun than watchi...

What It Really Takes To Make It On 'Jeopardy!'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment

The game show your grandparents used to love has been getting a lot of attention lately. More and more people are tuning into "Jeopardy!" each nig...

Just Call Him MC Trebek

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.16.2014 | TV

Alex Trebek just proved he's got serious flow. The "Jeopardy!" host, who's known for a sophisticated -- do we dare say stuffy -- style of schoolin...

Why This Game Show Villain Is Having The Last Laugh

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.01.2014 | TV

We'll take "You just got burned" for 1,000, Alex. The "Jeopardy!" contestant everyone loved to hate is shutting down his critics on Twitter with, ...

'Welcome New Computer Overlords'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Banks don't exactly have stellar reputations for customer service. Enter the robots. On Monday, Citigroup announced that it would try to figure...

In War Between Man And Machine, Machine Is Winning

WSJ | Kathleen Madigan | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

By Kathleen Madigan of the Wall Street Journal In the man-versus-machine competition, machine is winning. And it’s not just Watson beating humans...

Perspective on Healthcare

Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Medical records, texts, journals and research documents are all written in natural language -- a language that computers traditionally struggle to und...

How 'Watson' Could Help Health Care

Janet Dillione | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Dillione

The prospects for advanced computing in health care are undeniable, and behind the scenes, Watson is in clinical boot camp getting prepared to participate in one of the most important jobs there is -- taking care of patients and saving lives.

Congressman Conquers 'Watson' On 'Jeopardy!'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) did Monday night what two of the most renowned champions of "Jeopardy!" couldn't -- he conquered "Watson," an IBM supercomput...

What Watson's Win Could Mean For Us Humans

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Watson, the IBM super computer, last week beat out two of Jeopardy's most successful contestants on the television game show. Now officials at IBM are...

WATCH: Major 'Jeopardy!' FAIL

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Watson may have embarrassed last week's "Jeopardy!" contestants with his competitive trivia skills, but even his game-ending flub wasn't as ridiculous...

Watson Is No Match for Humanity

John Maeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Maeda

The computer is smart as us, and dumb as us.

Man Vs. Machine: Watson Supercomputer A Reminder Of Education Shortcomings

John Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Rogers

Ultimately, the value of any super machine lies in whether humans can use it as a tool for problem solving and not confuse our basic tools with the solutions we seek.

A Non-Trivial Advantage for Watson

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leah Anthony Libresco

As a former Jeopardy contestant myself, I knew Watson was beating them where it hurt, not with superior general knowledge of trivia, but by avoiding typical human logical weaknesses.

Watson's Jeopardy! Win: What Did We Discover?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Danny Groner

Scientists and technicians clearly proved something this week about ingenuity, progress, and communication. What's the big takeaway from this three-day experiment?

Is A Physician's Cyber-Assistant Next?

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael L. Millenson

IBM's Watson to be a doctor. Well, almost. IBM began eying the medical marketplace more than 45 years ago. Now, IBM is ready to turn that vision into reality.

Watson, Come Here, I Need You!

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Murray Hill Inc.

Now it can be told. The victory of IBM's Watson computer on Jeopardy! over two human opponents is part of Murray Hill Inc.'s master plan to remove the pesky human interface from as much of public life as possible.

Questions for Jeopardy's Watson

Sean Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean Kelly


How IBM Watson "Sees," "Hears," and "Speaks" to Play Jeopardy!

Dr. David Gondek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. David Gondek

If Watson cannot "see" or "hear" anything, how can it play a Jeopardy! game?

IBM Watson's Jeopardy! Wagering Strategies

Dr. Gerald Tesauro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Gerald Tesauro

Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy! are often the most critical junctures of a Jeopardy! game; the amount wagered can make a big difference in a player's overall chances to win. How does Watson decide on the amount?

In The Watson Era, Will The Computer Be Servant, Master, Or Savior?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

I confess that in a quasi-religious way I have long been intrigued by the concept of a godlike computer, and Watson has kindled that interest back into flame.

WATCH: 'Jeopardy's' Watson Replaces Andy On Conan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

After completely dominating his human competition for two nights in a row on Jeopardy, IBM supercomputer Watson has become a national sensation. In f...

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...

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 ...

IBM's Jeopardy Supercomputer Takes Down Human Competitors

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

IBM's Watson, a Jeopardy playing computer, has garnered a lot of attention, but hasn't really been seen in action. Until now. Watson showed exactly w...