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April 01, 2011

Watson Too Quick For Students


Research won the day as IBM’s Watson added Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh students to the list of humans it has soundly defeated in the game of “Jeopardy!” Carnegie Mellon’s team of Connor Fallon (from left), Will Zhang and Erik Schmidt scored $7,463; the University of Pittsburgh’s team of Danielle Arbogast, Richard Kester, Brian Sisco scored $12,937; while Watson pulled in $52,199 during the first exhibition game at a college campus. CMU researchers and students had a hand in building Watson, and the match was part of a day of symposiums, lectures and discussions of how the technology will be applied to fields such as health care and defense.