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KEN JENNINGS TO FACE OFF WITH COMPUTER ON ‘JEOPARDY’

Posted in Ken Jennings on December 14, 2010 by fadedblog

Famed Jeopardy! contestants Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter are set to face off with a computer.

An IBM computing system named “Watson” will compete on the first-ever man vs. machine competition, which will air February 14, 15 and 16, with two matches being played over three consecutive days.

The show’s two most successful contestants, Jennings and Rutter will face off against Watson for a grand prize of $1 million, second place earning of $300,000 and third place of $200,000.

Rutter and Jennings will donate 50% of their winnings to charity, and IBM will donate all of its winnings to charity.