01:44 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 02/17/2011 05:00PM
What is ... defeat?
In the much-anticipated match-up of man vs. machine on Jeopardy!, man got trounced – and he wasn't happy about it.
"I felt honored, even heroic," Ken Jennings wrote on Slate.com of competing on the game show against IBM's supercomputer, Watson, this week. "I envisioned myself as the Great Carbon-Based Hope against a new generation of thinking machines – which, if Hollywood is to believed, will inevitably run amok, build unstoppable robot shells, and destroy us all."
"But," he continues, "I wasn't the hero at all. I was the villain."
Originally posted 12/30/2004 08:00AM
Expect to see Ken Jennings back on Jeopardy! in 2005, as nearly 150 past winners from the game show's 21-year history will be invited to go head to head in a "Super Tournament."
Originally posted 12/01/2004 08:00AM
The answer: Ken Jennings.
Originally posted 11/30/2004 08:00AM
Spoiler alert for Jeopardy! fans: An important show development is about to be revealed.
Originally posted 09/09/2004 12:00PM
The Jeopardy! winning streak of Ken Jennings may be over. TV Week magazine is reporting that the Utah software engineer finally loses in an episode taped Tuesday – after 75 games and $2.5 million in his bank account.
Originally posted 07/15/2004 08:00AM
Ken Jennings continues to prove to be the Energizer Bunny of Jeopardy!
Originally posted 07/14/2004 08:00AM
Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings pulled off his record-setting 30th appearance on the syndicated game show Tuesday night by winning (again) and bringing his total to more than $1 million.
Originally posted 07/12/2004 08:00AM
Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, a Utah software engineer who so far has won a record $920,960, will make an unprecedented 29th appearance on the syndicated quiz show Monday night – though that won't be his only TV gig.
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