'Jeopardy!:' Computer Beats Jennigs, Rutter in Final Tournament
IBM's supercomputer Watson winning score was $41,413, surpassing vets Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
IBM's supercomputer Watson beat out veteran champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter Wednesday in the second of a three-night, two-game Jeopardy! tournament, reports USA Today.
Its second winning score was $41,413 ($77,147 for both games), while Jennings earned $19,200 for the day ($24,000 overall); Rutter got $11,200 ($21,600 overall).
Watson's $1 million grand prize will go to charity, says IBM.
Jennings and Rutter won prizes of $300,000 and $200,000 respectively.
On Live with Regis and Kelly Wednesday, Trebek says viewers shouldn't be too worried if the machine beats man.
"Humanity, do not despair just yet!" he said.
Trebek mentioned how a final Jeopardy! category was "U.S. Cities," and Watson's answer was "Toronto."
Said Trebeck, "Watson is not perfect.”