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Friday, 18 June 2010

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Picnic is over. Time to head to "Jeopardy" studios.

Yep, that's right. A supercomputer may soon be a contestant on the long-running TV show.

Host of "Jeopardy," Alex Trebek, is furious, saying, "I have a degree in philosophy, two Emmy Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And they expect me to go on TV and talk to a machine? No way."

Trebek points out that they've had some boring contestants on the show, but he doesn't think that even they could compare to how dull a machine would be. He just doesn't get it. He comments, "There I'll be -- having a little chat with the contestants at that special point in the show, and I'll be stuck talking to a computer." Trebek sighed and then continued, "I'll be asking it questions and it'll be answering in that horrible little computerspeak voice. I don't think the audience will like it at all."

Insiders suggest, however, that the real reason Trebek may be against the idea is that he's afraid of losing his job. If computers can be contestants, why can't they take over hosting duties as well? Trebek denies that this is an issue. He doesn't think any computer could compete with him in the wardrobe department.

His parting words? "Remember, I wear nice suits."

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