IBM Computer Watson Gets His Own Reality Show

Funny story written by Gail Farrelly

Monday, 28 February 2011

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Is Watson the smartest?

Okay, he isn't a real person. But that didn't stop TV executives from giving him a reality show on the new Reality network.

Called "I am the Smartest," the show will be filmed in NY and will feature folks from all walks of life attempting to stump the supercomputer. Well, make that MOST walks of life. No fan of politicians, Watson has it written in his contract that no politicians will be allowed on his show. He shares Nikita Khrushchev's view: "Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers."

Those who are unsuccessful (the dummies!) at stumping Watson will be forced to wear dunce caps and mingle with the Times Square crowds for a day.

Those who succeed in stumping Watson will get to spend a day in the city with the supercomputer. The budget is limited though, the producers indicating: "Watson is so smart, let HIM figure out how to entertain on the cheap." The agenda for the day will include sightseeing (on foot), lunch at a Times Square hotdog stand, and attendance at a Broadway show (tickets to be purchased at the Times Square discount ticket booth).

Former boxer Muhammad ("I am the greatest") Ali will serve as a consultant on the "I Am the Smartest" show.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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