Sunday, February 13, 2011


Jeopardy! tomorrow

Monday through Wednesday are the days when the Jeopardy! games will air that pit IBM Research’s Watson computer against former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

My TiVo is set to record them, and it’s also recorded last week’s NOVA program, Smartest Machine on Earth (which you can watch on the PBS site). I’m eager to see how the games, recorded last month, came out.

Update, 15 Feb, answer to Nathaniel’s question in the comments: Ken Jennings says this, on his blog:

On Twitter, Watson (okay, his human handlers) have said that video will be posted on Watson’s website on Thursday, for those unable to watch one or more of the games live. You know: non-Americans, the gainfully employed, the Tivo-less, those with significant others expecting a romantic night out tonight instead of a quiz show, etc.


Brent said...

Thanks for the link! I missed the Nova episode while on a business trip.

Nathaniel Borenstein said...

I don't suppose you or any of your readers know how those of us on the other side of the pond might best see these shows? Is the mighty IBM publicity machine going to make them available on the web?

Barry Leiba said...

I've updated the main post with an answer to Nathaniel's question from Ken Jennings's blog.