Tonight will mark a milestone in game show history as “Jeopardy” wraps-up its three day game challenge that pits IBM machine “Watson” against two human players – Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
We asked our own resident tech expert his thoughts on the “Jeopardy” machine challenge. He stated: “It’s a bit confusing as to why they give the computer questions via text message. However, throughout the show, Alex talks to it and it talks back. If it has voice recognition, then why also text? Unless they are leveling the playing field with the other players who also see the questions written”. He also stated that he thought it was good that the avatar made use of color to show Watson’s mood.
His final thoughts were that “there has to be some more of an input device between the avatar and the computer” other than what they are showing and telling the viewers.
It is reported that last night’s episode has Watson leading previous “Jeopardy!” champs. The final episode airs tonight. Check your local listings.