Quote: Salt in the Wound

Ken Jennings, on his match with IBM’s Watson supercomputer:

Indeed, playing against Watson turned out to be a lot like any other Jeopardy! game, though out of the corner of my eye I could see that the middle player had a plasma screen for a face. Watson has lots in common with a top-ranked human Jeopardy! player: It’s very smart, very fast, speaks in an uneven monotone, and has never known the touch of a woman. But unlike us, Watson cannot be intimidated. It never gets cocky or discouraged. It plays its game coldly, implacably, always offering a perfectly timed buzz when it’s confident about an answer.

Perhaps somewhat less funny from Ken’s perspective, a question asked during his reddit interview:

How’s it feel to be owned by something that asked “What is leg” ?

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