Shout-out in Economist blog about Jeopardy, IBM’s Watson, and strategy
I've been alerted to this fun recent piece about Jeopardy by "G.F." at the Economist blog.
The writer was a contestant earlier this season, and he later interviewed several IBM programmers about Watson, their Jeopardy-playing computer, and the strategies they developed from extensive game simulation.
At the end, there's a surprising shout-out:
Prisoner of Trebekistan, a book written by Bob Harris about his multiple campaigns, dovetails neatly with their more exhaustive data analysis.
Yes, but Watson is smart enough to actually follow its own strategy. So there you go.