Tuesday, March 01, 2011

No Matrix This Year

Is it wrong to brag about one of our guys, a nuclear physicist and Democratic Congressperson from New Jersey, Rep. Rush Holt, is not only smarter than a fifth grader, not only smarter than Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings, he's smarter than an IBM supercomputer named Watson:

Holt — who was a five-time Jeopardy! winner more than 30 years ago and joked midday that Watson was “just a little Atari” when he made his game-show splash – tweeted almost an hour ago about the experience: “I played a full round against @IBMWatson tonight and was proud to hold my own: the final tally was Holt $8,600, Watson $6,200.”

Rep. Rush Holt: keeping us safe from HAL.

(Interestingly enough, the three letters preceding each of I, B, M.)

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