Did you ever watch kids’ game shows like Double Dare, Guts, or Legends of the Hidden Temple and think “That…but Star Wars?” If so, your prayers have been answered. That show now exists.
Arthur Chu returns to television today, the Jeopardy champion with the unconventional playing style who’s either hacking or ruining one of America’s most popular game shows. But Chu’s supposedly unorthodox methods are not all that radical: IBM’s Watson uses those same tactics to beat humans.
IBM, not content to merely crush the spirits of chess masters like Garry Kasparov, have started working with Jeopardy! to create a supercomputer that will undoubtedly answer questions more accurately than Sean Connery.