Thursday, January 27

Forget the Superbowl, Host a Watson Jeopardy Party

The IBM Watson Jeopardy contest is happening February 14th, 15th ,16th. The time to start planning your party is now!

Buy a Watson Poster now to start advertising.

It will be human vs. machine showdown and costumes are encouraged! Perhaps an stick-on Lemur tattoo might be appropriate.

For food consider:
- Robot 'Chips' - homemade potato chips tossed in herb salt
-"Buzz in" Mousse - A chocolate-coffee mouse with chocolate covered espresso beans
- A jeopardy themed cake with a robot chasing a human (think Bender from Futurama)

Leave more suggestions in the comments!

(For some more details on how Watson works read, Building Watson: An Overview of the DeepQA Project - AI Magazine).

Also read Stephen Baker's new book, Final Jeopardy. The eBook is available on Amazon now and the first chapter is free to read. The last chapter will be released after the match.


  1. Hey Jeff..are you organizing one? I would love to go to one of these..Did you know I interned for the Watson team for about six months?

  2. Anonymous1:58 PM EST

    isn't it 14,15, 16 of Feb?

  3. Thanks for the correction on the two second dates.

  4. Anonymous3:41 PM EST

    There’s a book about all of this! Check out Stephen Baker’s FINAL JEOPARDY: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything. It’ll be in stores Feb 17 – but you can get an eBook now, online. Check out this piece on AllThingsD about it: