I beat Watson at Jeopardy (more or less)
As I mentioned in my previous post, at IBM Innovation Center in Chicago they have a Watson (more info here) interactive kiosk with which to play an interactive game of Jeopardy. In case you have been living in a cave for the past few months, Watson beat Jeopardy human champions on live TV, the significance of which can not be overstated.
Now, remember: this is a “small version” of Watson, and a “self-contained” version of Jeopardy. So, no, I did not beat the full Watson at the full Jeopardy game. As a matter of fact, I only had time for a few questions, and I am absolutely certain that give enough time, Watson would have crushed me. I have only deep admiration at the incredible job IBM has made with Watson. They are making history in a way we con not even begin to understand yet. They are definitely changing the world, and for the better.
Having said that, let the glory glow bathe me for a minute. After all, how many people can show a picture of their score ahead of Watson’s at Jeopardy? Take that, Dr. Cooper… Bazinga! 😉