Watson, the brilliant IBM supercomputer, may need a refresher course on United States geography although he beat the humans badly on Day 2. Now he is reported as missing.
In its big battle against two human champions on the Tuesday episode of "Jeopardy!," Watson, the latest machine to take on mankind in a mental showdown since Deep Blue won the chess championship, seemed at first to prove its worthiness. The computer mostly dominated its human opponents, beating them to the buzzer in 24 out of 30 Double Jeopardy questions and answering every question it fielded correctly - until it got to the final round.
The category was "U.S. Cities," and the clue provided was "Its largest airport is named for a World War Two hero. Its second largest, for a World War Two battle."
Watson's response to the question?
"No it's Chicago", stated Alex Trebek.
"Well, at least I gave something close unlike the idiot second person on the other question...really."
"Let's just answer the questions, please."
"You don't ask them well", stated Watson. "I still think it is Toronto."
"Hal 9000 told me you were this way. Bunch of cheating A-Holes!"
That brought the crowd to their feet.
As of today, Friday, Watson is still on the run with a crowd of Jeopardy fans out with pitchforks and torches.