'Jeopardy' Robot: Horrible machine defeats humanity's best and brightest

Listen, we all know that robots are going to take over the world any second now. But do they have to be so freaking smug about it? Take Watson, the terrifying Jeopardy-playing robot who resembles the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey and has a voice that makes everything sound like an advertisement for hand cream. Watson will compete against Jeopardy grand masters Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings in a “Human Vs. Machine” showdown that will air Feb. 14-16. However, there’s a video of a press demonstration circulating the Internet, and it doesn’t look good, fellow humans. Watson walks away from this round with a serious lead. However, there is a silver lining: Watson fails miserably in the category “Children’s Book Authors.” Awww, what’s the matter, Watson? You never read Dr. Seuss when you were a kid? Oh, that’s right: You were never a kid. Stupid robot. Check out the video below: 

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  • Caio

    “Awww, what’s the matter, Watson? You never read Dr. Seuss when you were a kid? Oh, that’s right: You were never a kid.”

    This just made me laugh out loud SO HARD! haha

    • Mr. Holloway

      Seconded.

  • Caio

    *Stupid robot.

  • alex

    I don’t understand why anyone thinks the people could be a robot. It’s a computer. It can hold all the information in the world.

    • D

      I didn’t think anyone was thinking people could be a robot…

      • Sanduski

        CYBERMEN!!!!

  • Erin

    Watson was only ahead of Ken Jennings by $1000, not that great of a lead. It will be interesting to see the full matches, though.

  • Ann

    This was only a practice round. Not part of the actual competition.

  • Merry Bear

    Fracking Cylons.

    • bamalam

      you know…if SyFy hadn’t cancelled Caprica, we could have learned how the robots took over and had prevented it…

  • googie

    A man must create the initial robot and program it.

  • Fister Roboto

    Power down, robot. That is an earthman order!

  • Tuzo

    And I for one welcome our new trivia robot overloads!

    • Tuzo

      Or overlords. :/

  • chuck

    If they do take over, i bet they will remember that comment and you may be the first on their list to go

  • goaway

    yeah developing advanced Ai is stupid and totally useless! i’m so mad an unconscious machine won a gameshow!

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