IBM’s Watson Named ‘Person’ Of The Year By Webbys

By JAKE COYLE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK – The “Jeopardy”-playing IBM computer Watson has been named person of the year by the Webby Awards. The Webbys, which honor Internet achievement, announced their special honorees Thursday. The recently disbanded rock group LCD Soundsystem was chosen artist of the year. The band presented their final concert […]

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Watch: What If Watson Auditioned For ‘American Idol?’

Who knew Watson had such a moving backstory? We all saw how IBM’s supercomputer performed on “Jeopardy!” last week, but what if he took his talents to the “American Idol” stage? In the video below, Watson attempts to wow the AI judges with an audition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Although his range is a bit […]

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Supercomputer Is New Superstar as ‘Jeopardy!’ Ratings Rise

TV has a new megastar and his name is Watson. The brainy supercomputer developed by IBM is capturing the nation’s imagination this week on “Jeopardy!” -– generating record ratings and correct answers while trouncing the two human contestants who, until now, were the planet’s most formidable “Jeopardy!” players. Day Two of this week’s three-day “IBM […]

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Men vs. Watson, ‘Jeopardy!’ Day 1: Computer Can’t Conquer Human Brains

Humans more than held their own against a new IBM supercomputer on Night One of this week’s three-day “Man vs. Machine” challenge on “Jeopardy!.” By the end of Monday’s show, one of the show’s human contestants, Brad Rutter (“Jeopardy’s!” all-time money-winning champion) had battled to a tie with the machine, the computer named Watson, at […]

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‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Tells Us: Why I Took On Supercomputer Watson

“Jeopardy!” master Ken Jennings says he couldn’t resist the opportunity to take on a new supercomputer when the show’s producers invited him to participate in this week’s unprecedented faceoff between Man and Machine. Jennings is the all-time “Jeopardy!” champion in consecutive games won – an incredible streak of 74 games that made him a national […]

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