Intro - Watson Competes on Jeopardy

  • Aired:  02/16/11
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"Jeopardy" lets computers play now that they have run out of qualified human contestants. (2:29)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

DOING THE DOUGIE.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS BRIAN

WILLIAMS.

REALLY?

AGAIN?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

I GUESS IT'S ONLY FIVE MINUTES,

IT WILL BE FINE.

[LAUGHTER]

EVERY NIGHT I HAVE A BIT OF A

ROUTINE.

I DRIVE HOME, KICK BACK, TURN ON

THE JEOPARDY AND SIT AND

COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW MUCH LONGER

IS IT BEFORE ENTERTAINMENT

TONIGHT COMES ON.

USUALLY ABOUT A HALF HOUR.

LAST NIGHT I TURN IT OP AND I

CAN'T BELIEVE, THEY ARE LETTING

COMPUTERS PLAY JEOPARDY NOW.

APPARENTLY THEY HAVE RUN OUT OF

QUALIFIED HUMAN CONTESTANTS FOR

JEOPARDY AND THE COMPUTER IS

CRUSHING IT.

>> WHAT IS LEPROSY.

>> WHO IS SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN,

WHO IS THE CHURCH LADY?

WHO IS ISAAC NEWTON, WHAT IS

GUITAR?

WHAT IS THE -- WHAT IS --

>> YOU ARE RIGHT AND WITH THAT

YOU MOVE TO $36,681.

A BIG, BIG LEAD.

>> HE WON $36,000.

OH, YEAH, SOMEONE IS GOING TO

GET REPWAOTD TONIGHT OR WHATEVER

IT IS COMPUTERS DO WHEN THEY WIN

A LOT OF MONEY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

ANYWAY THAT GUY IS WATSON, THE

COMPUTER THERE IS THE LATEST IN

A LONGLINE OF SUPERCOMPUTERS

INVENTED TO MAKE HUMANS STOP

TAKE UP HOBBIES.

YOU KNOW WHAT, COMPUTERS?

YOU WANT TO THROW DOWN?

YOU WANT TO HAVE A GO?

IS THAT IT?

YOU BESTED US AT CHESS AND

WIDELY SYNDICATED QUIZ SHOWS.

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, ISN'T IT A

ONE-WAY STREET.

YOU THINK YOU CAN BE A BETTER

US?

MAYBE WE CAN BE A BETTER YOU?

MUST BE NICE TO BEAT US AT OUR

JOBS, TAKE OUR GAMES.

WHENEVER IS SOMETHING TO HEAVY

FOR YOU, I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T

KNOW A THING DDOOOOOOO, I DON'T

KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW.

[LAUGHTER]

DON'T ASK ME.

YEAH, MUST BE NICE.

YEAH!

THAT'S RIGHT.

YOU ARE A PERSON.

I'M A COMPUTER, HOW HARD CAN IT

BE?

I GOT GAMES.

I CAN PLAY GAMES.

WHERE IS MY BOWL OF BIRDS?

HERE IS MY BIRD.

YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME?

HUH?

THESE ARE BIRDS FROM MY OWN --

THESE ARE MY OWN BIRDS.

I'VE BEEN SWINGING BIRDS INTO

BUILDINGS SINCE WHERE YOU WERE

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