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[NYTimes] Congressman Beats Watson

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I.B.M.'s Watson may have pummeled Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter last month, but last week, a New Jersey Congressman beat the question-and-answer supercomputer.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/0...-for-congress/

Nice.
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Thereby proving that at least one person in Washington should know better
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Mr. Holt finished his round with 8,600 points to Watson’s 6,200. How did he do it?

By parsing the double-meaning of words more nimbly than Watson and betting big on a Daily Double and winning, Mr. Holt said.
Leave it to a politician to beat a supercomputer by leveraging ambiguity.
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His wife is a River Horse.
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the guy was a Princeton physicist :roll:
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He's not your typical politician.
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Originally Posted by willis888 View Post
Thereby proving that at least one person in Washington should know better
State congressman.
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State congressman.
Where do you see that?

Edit: Link
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Where do you see that?

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He is currently the only Quaker in Congress.
Lol.
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Boo-yah a Democrat!
    
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