Future version to include AI that, after being victorious, gloats and makes fun of ‘yo mama.’
In a 15-question round, Watson fielded about half of the questions — and got none wrong. The computer netted $4,400, nearly quadrupling Rutter’s score and beating Jennings by $1,000.
Jennings and Rutter also sported a perfect track record on their answers. The final margin seemed to come down to who could buzz in the fastest.
The real competition will be a series of matches that will air on television on February 14, 15 and 16. First place wins a cool million, second place takes home $300,000 and third place nets $200,000.
If number of processors is any indication of how quickly supercomputer-class hardware migrates to consumers, we can expect the same capabilities in desktop hardware in about 17 years.