The IBM computer, Watson, has done well over the last two days and is beating its human opponents by over $35,000. What we have not seen, has been the crashes that it reportedly had during the taping.
According to NOVA producer Michael Bicks, Watson had serious performance issues,
He crashed a bunch of times…It took over four hours to tape the show–most of the delays were due to crashes.
Though I know every game show has its pauses, glitches, retakes, makeup snafus, and sneezes, it does seem that the presentation of Watson’s smack-down performance of last night hides a brittle constitution.
Here is a video of Watson in action:
Here is more information about Watson and the team at IBM that helped create it and arrange this competition on Jeopardy.