Why did Watson say Toronto?


Why did Watson say Toronto?

The Final Jeopardy question for game one of the two-game tournament between Watson, Jennings, and Rutter, in the category, “U.S. CITIES”, was, “Its largest airport is named for a World War II hero; its second largest, for a World War II battle.” Watson gave “Toronto” as its answer.

What ever happened to IBM’s Watson?

At the end of last year, IBM discontinued Watson for Genomics, which grew out of the joint research with the University of North Carolina. It also shelved another cancer offering, Watson for Oncology, developed with another early collaborator, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

What question did Watson miss on Jeopardy?

On night two of the match, Watson incorrectly answered “Toronto” to the Final Jeopardy question of which city is home to airports named for a World War II hero and a famous World War II battle. (Answer: Chicago.)

How did Watson do on Jeopardy?

He won the game with $77,147 leaving Rutter and Jennings in the dust with $21,600 and $24,000 respectively. It turned out that the real Jeopardy winning machine was, well, a machine.

Is Toronto in the USA?

Toronto is in Canada. It is the capital city of the province of Ontario. It is situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario and forms part of the border between Canada and the United States.

When was Watson created?

IBM Watson. Named after IBM’s first CEO, Watson was born back in 2007 as part of an effort by IBM Research to develop a question-answering system that could compete on the American quiz show “Jeopardy.” Since trouncing its human opponents on the show in 2011, it has expanded considerably.

What is the Watson project?

Watson is a computer running software called Deep QA, developed by IBM Research. While the grand challenge driving the project was to win on Jeopardy!, the broader goal of Watson was to create a new generation of technology that can find answers in unstructured data more effectively than standard search technology.

Did Ken Jennings miss a question on IBM?

But later, on a Name That Decade question, Jennings answered incorrectly with “what is the 1920s?” Watson, which can’t see or hear and so can’t pick up on the follies of its competitors, followed Jennings’ answer with its own: “What is the 1920s?”

Did Watson ever lose Jeopardy?

Watson supercomputer defeated in Jeopardy by lone physicist — long live humanity! IBM’s Watson supercomputer might have crushed the puny likes of Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, but it was no match for former physicist and New Jersey congressman Rush Holt.

Who was called Watson?

Dr. Watson
Sherlock Holmes character
Dr. Watson (left) and Sherlock Holmes, by Sidney Paget.
First appearance A Study in Scarlet (1887)
Last appearance “The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place” (1927, canon)

Is Toronto bigger than New York City?

Greater Toronto Area is 9.12 times as big as New York City (US)