Watson’s Jeopardy warm-up went well

Remember me mentioning IBM’s Watson, the artificial intelligence system trained to play – and kick meatperson arse – at Jeopardy? Watson’s big showdown with the top-rated Jeopardy players is scheduled for next month, but a practice run for a press conference yesterday saw Big Blue’s big box beat the humans by a reasonable lead. I wonder what the bookies’ odds are on a complete victory?

Reports that Watson, at this crucial breakthrough juncture in its career, has been invited to appear in this summer’s run of Oh My God I’m a Marginal Celebrity Survivor With Talent On Ice In the Jungle Get Me An Agent are said to be unfounded, and were in fact made up by me a few seconds ago.