Last night in the final round of man v. machine on Jeopardy, IBM’s supercomputer Watson wasted little time in beating its human counterparts on the show, which was the third and final espisode that was filmed on the Yorktown Heights, NY campus of the research facility where Watson lives. In the end, Watson earned a total of $77,147 while human contestants Ken Jennings won $24,000 and Brad Rutter won $21,600.
So what’s next for Watson?
There’s a great NYConvergence article here.
Also, Computerworld wrote this about Watson’s application to the medical industry, which was one of the key motivations in Watson’s development at IBM.