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Watson No Match For Holt

March 1, 2011

Despite beating Jeopardy's top players, IBM's Watson supercomputer was no match for Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J.

During a Jeopardy-style trivia exhibition match featuring five U.S. House members Monday evening, Holt was the only one that beat the IBM supercomputer. Watson defeated the two top Jeopardy players during a match earlier this month. Rush, a physicist, is a five-time Jeopardy champion himself.

"I played a full round against @IBMWatson tonight and was proud to hold my own: the final tally was Holt $8,600, Watson $6,200," Holt tweeted Monday night.

The other players included Reps. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Nan Hayworth, R-N.Y., Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Jared Polis, D-Colo.

Despite Holt's success, Watson prevailed in the end with $40,300 to the $30,000 for the members of Congress.

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