SPOILER ALERT: Man vs Machine ends on 'Jeopardy!'
Wednesday, February 16, 2011; 6:19 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A computer named Watson has trounced a pair of mortals to win the "Jeopardy!" challenge between man and machine.
Watson, the IBM megabrain, finished off his flesh-and-blood opponents, veteran "Jeopardy!" champs Ken Jennings and Ken Rutter, in the second of a two-game tournament that began Monday.
Watson's winning score Wednesday was $41,413 ($77,147 for both games), while Jennings notched $19,200 for the day ($24,000 overall) and Rutter reached only $11,200 ($21,600 overall).
For crushing his rivals, Watson gets a total prize of $1 million, which IBM plans to donate to charity. Jennings and Rutter win $300,000 and $200,000, respectively.
The bouts were taped at the IBM research center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., last month.