Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    It wouldn't have mattered. He was going to win a fixed amount ($10,000) regardless. There was no way 1st or 2nd would wager improperly. Not in a ToC.
     
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  2. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Oh, yes, you are correct. As Alex said tonight, old habits die hard (he referred to James as "Our champion" in what I call the "cool story, bro" portion of the show)....it's like a reflex for me!
     
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  3. mattack

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    When do the Vanna hosted episodes of Wheel air?

    I haven't watched Wheel *regularly* in decades (I think everybody says this and I'm pretty sure I have here before too -- I liked it when they had to buy crap, like the porcelain dog).

    But it'd be interesting to see at least one or two of the batch (??) of episodes she did when Pat was in the hospital/out.
     
  4. gersh49

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    Starting December 9.
     
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  5. Turtleboy

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  7. pdhenry

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    I wish there was a fourth spot for Watson.
     
  8. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Seriously? I don't recall those episodes as being entertaining. (or maybe I don't like the idea of machines beating people)

    It would be funny if they trained Watson using Holzhauer'a technique of using children's books.
     
  9. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Yes, seriously! I think it would be a hoot to see Watson put up against these players. Even if the chance was small. It would be very entertaining.
     
  10. Mikeguy

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    Didn't Watson beat the "pros" the last time around?
     
  11. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    I don't remember, but I don't think they were quite at the same level as the three on the current slate. Regardless, it would be very entertaining any way it unfolds. Also, I'm sure Watson has gotten a lot better since the last round.
     
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  13. hapster85

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    Umm ... Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter were the two human candidates pitted against Watson.

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  14. Hank

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    Fine, whatever... it would still be entertaining nonetheless.
     
  15. pdhenry

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    Jennings has already blogged that his own playing style is very different from (and likely no match for) Holzhauer's. That's one reason why I wonder if Watson's style could be adapted against him.
     
  16. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Good point.
    The thing is that Holzhauer's strategy only works if you are really knowledgeable. Working top down on the board is a help to many people. However, that's irrelevant to Watson. Each question is it's own question independent of category. (Or at least I assume it is.) I guess we really don't know how they programmed Watson.
     
  17. Wil

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    Not too shabby, in their prime.

    Frankly, at this point, Jennings might have considered opting out.
     
  18. lew

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    $250,000 minimum. Computers have improved over the past 8 years. It would be very boring if Watson was included.
     
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    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    it’s why we never see any chess matches by a grandmaster against a computer, because the computer is so good it will always win now.
     
  20. astrohip

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    While it was interesting to watch the matches with Watson, I have no interest in seeing another tourney with it. People!
     

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