As a former champion of the show, it’s kind of an obligation.
This week, go to your local ABC station to watch Jeopardy! as Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the show’s greatest champions (Besides Mr. D, obviously) will square off against Watson, an IBM supercomputer that apparently has the recall and reflexes to outwit almost anyone.
I was asked last year to schedule a sparring match with Watson, as a former champion. I never got the chance, and would still love to duke a few rounds with that behemoth from Armonk. As for me, I’m rooting for Brad and Ken this week.
Apparently, tonight Brad and Watson came out tied for first…which I guess is a victory for us mortals. I’m still not sure if Watson can handle the interviews after the first commercial break.