IBM Computer Favourite to Jeopardize Human Rivals

Jan 17, 2011, 08:00 ET from Bodog.com

LONDON, January 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the famous showdown between man and machine looming, bookmakers Bodog.com are sad to report that IBM's Computer, known as Watson, is the odds-on favourite to beat both Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. IBM's supercomputer, Watson, will compete in an edition of the popular US quiz show Jeopardy next month for a prize of USD$1m (GBP634,000).

Ken Jennings, who once won 74 Jeopardy games in a row, is the 5/2 to win the show that will be screened over three days from February 14-16.

Brad Rutter, who scored the most money with winnings of more than $3m, is also a 5/2 chance.

Jeopardy is seen as the ultimate challenge in the artificial intelligence world because the game's clues involve analysing subtle meanings, irony, riddles and other complexities where humans excel and machines do not.

    Bodog.com bet:
    IBM's Watson: 5/6
    Ken Jennings: 5/2
    Brad Rutter: 5/2

According to independent research Bodog is the world's largest betting brand according Google Alerts: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=275580

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SOURCE Bodog.com