X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Supercomputer Blows Away Humans on Jeopardy! Round 2

After a second day of competition on Jeopardy!, supercomputer Watson made its human rivals look like, well, mere mortals.Jeopardy! showdown: Human and supercomputer tied after Round 1The IBM computer, which ended Day 1 tied with all-time winner Brad Rutter, pulled ahead Tuesday night, earning $35,734, while Rutter ...

joyce-eng.jpg
Joyce Eng

After a second day of competition on Jeopardy!, supercomputer Watson made its human rivals look like, well, mere mortals.

Jeopardy! showdown: Human and supercomputer tied after Round 1

The IBM computer, which ended Day 1 tied with all-time winner Brad Rutter, pulled ahead Tuesday night, earning $35,734, while Rutter and former contestant Ken Jennings lagged behind with $10,400 and $4,800, respectively.Watson did miss the final question — under the category "U.S. Cities."

Computer to compete against Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter on Jeopardy!

The answer: "Its largest airport is named for a World War II hero; its second largest for a World War II battle." Rutter and Jennings correctly wrote, "What is Chicago?" while Watson guessed, "What is Toronto?????" However, it only wagered $947.The match will wrap up Wednesday, with the winner collecting $1 million. The competition was taped last month.Watch a clip from Tuesday's episode: