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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    sky-net is becoming a reality..

    February 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |

    i guarentee that watson doesnt run windows vista.. vista really is garbage..

    February 16, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. drap

    I'm all for a good time... .Just not sure a computer finishing me off is it... .

    February 16, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mjwilstein

    You can watch Watson's human-dooming victory from last night's Jeopardy here:

    February 17, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Wish theyd come up with somethin that did laundry .

    February 17, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. raven

    Or cleaned toilets .

    February 17, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Hi raven. I kinda can't sleep.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. Indra-Alexis

    Uh oh....where is Arnold when you need him? lol Though we shouldn't worry, a computer winning Jeopardy isn't as threatening as oh say a "terminator," and not nearly as awesome too :o)

    February 17, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    I'llllllll be bauuuuugghhhhk.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar


    February 17, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. raven

    Hey Cesar! sorry you cant sleep. is your jaw buggin ya ?

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

    Hey Raven, my jaw's great, thanks to your advice. I went to bed too early. So how's Washington state looking. Or are you in Alaska?

    February 17, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    Do you play chess? I do. I can never beat my computer. Kind of like the article.

    February 17, 2011 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    Im in WA state now . I go home sometimes but havent in a while .where are you? i havent played chess in a while and ive never played against a computer but im sure it would smoke me .

    February 17, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. raven

    Did you watch Watson? I always try to play along and i woulda been rich tonight . I would love to go on Jeopardy. Not against Watson tho .

    February 17, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
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