Friday, March 11, 2011

NJ congressman upsets 'Jeopardy!' supercomputer

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey‘s 12th District bested the IBM question-and-answer supercomputer “Watson” in a Jeopardy!-style match-up last week.

Rep. Holt called his win as a victory for "neuron-based thinking, instead of semi-conductor thinking.”

"I jumped at the chance to do this, not only because it would be fun, but as a way to highlight our national need to invest in research and science education," said Holt.

Click here to learn more about Watson.

Congressman Holt is a former professor and physicist at Princeton University, and five-time Jeopardy! champion.

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