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Watson Kicks Human Butt on Day 2 of 'Jeopardy' [VIDEO]

Feb 15, 2011 – 7:51 PM
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David Knowles

David Knowles Writer

After playing to a draw with former champion Brad Rutter and trouncing uber-contestant Ken Jennings, IBM's supercomputer Watson took charge in round two, laying waste to its human counterparts.

The final score to today's match was $35,734 for Watson, $10,400 for Rutter and a lowly $4,800 for Jennings.

About the only consolation for humankind was that the computer missed its Final Jeopardy question.

The clue was: "Its largest airport was named for a World War II hero; its second for a World War II battle." Jennings and Rutter answered correctly, but the machine said "Toronto" rather than "Chicago."

On Twitter, the response to the trivia battle was amusing in its own right.

yo the supercomputer on #jeopardy was crazy..... they didn't have a chanceless than a minute ago via web

Well at least Watson's final jeopardy answer wasn't "where is Sarah Connor" #jeopardyless than a minute ago via Echofon

Can't believe i'm rooting for Ken Jennings - as an #underdog on #Jeopardy. #Watson is steamrollin' 'emless than a minute ago via HootSuite

Here is how the action went down on Monday's show, when Watson was introduced to television audiences.

More Watson coverage from Surge Desk:
What if Watson Wins?

Humans Take Shots at Watson After First 'Jeopardy' Round
The Best Watson, Ken Jennings, Alex Trebek 'Jeopardy' Jokes

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