Computer finishes off human opponents on 'Jeopardy!'
"Jeopardy!" champs Ken Jennings, left, and Brad Rutter match wits with IBM's computer Watson.
February 16th, 2011
10:27 PM ET

Computer finishes off human opponents on 'Jeopardy!'

Start the "computers are conquering the world" jokes now. "Jeopardy!" master Ken Jennings already has.

The IBM supercomputer Watson won its second "Jeopardy!" game in Wednesday's edition of the TV show, completing a sweep of its two human opponents, including Jennings, who acknowledged mankind's trivia inferiority before the match was even over.

"I for one welcome our new computer overlords," Jennings wrote under his correct Final Jeopardy! solution, prompting laughter from the studio audience.

Watson - despite being far from perfect - was too far ahead in the two-game match to be caught. It beat Jennings and fellow "Jeopardy!" champion Brad Rutter, earning $41,413 for the day and $77,147 for the two-game total.

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  1. Cesar

    Yes, it's easy, but their topics are very limited. CNN has more news variety. Your Tweeter handle is.....

    February 17, 2011 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    It has arrived. Finally sleepy at 3:24 am. Good night. See ya Raven.

    February 17, 2011 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    I'm on CST. Zzzzzz. Zzzzz zzz

    February 17, 2011 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Arichcountryofteachers asprisoners

    Once you had teachers. Once you had family. Once you had students. Once you had children. Once you had society. Now there is only the false claims of being egypt. We will remember you BUT will never accept your failures as our own.

    February 17, 2011 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Arichcountryofteachers asprisoners

    are only ... 🙂 dont forget to organize to crush the cruelty of your own little tyrants in training who are now and will be better armed and organized than you. Lol

    February 17, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |

    I just farted. Shoooooo : )

    February 17, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. miketoy

    Cesar and raven why don't you use the phone

    February 17, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
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