Here’s what a IBM blogger said about the final moments of the game.
The contest between man and machine on Jeopardy! was decided when IBM’s Watson computer landed on the second Daily Double on day three. The clue was: This two-word phrase means the power to take private property for public use as long as there is just compensation.Watson’s response: What is eminent domain?
The answer eminent domain, is now also the status of Watson’s tally versus his merely human opponents. Watson scored $77,147, compared to $24,000 for Ken Jennings and $21,600 for Brad Rutter. Jennings admitted defeat as he wrote the following under his final answer:
I for one welcome our new computer overlords.
Here’s a video from day 2 of the show.
So what’s next for computers? They already beat us at chess and Jeopardy. Will a computer win the Indy 500 next? It’s possible, since Google has already developed cars that drive themselves.
I’m guessing that the only way to beat these smart machines is to join them. Are you ready to become Human 2.0 ?