Ken Jennings's TED Talk: The Obsolete Know-It-All

April 7 2013, 12:29am

First TED Talk i've enjoyed in a while, who would have thought Ken Jennings had such a great sense of humor, he makes some interesting points about our growing reliance on technology as well.

Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But in 2011, he played a challenge match against supercomputer Watson -- and lost. With humor and humility, Jennings tells us how it felt to have a computer literally beat him at his own game, and also makes the case for good old-fashioned human knowledge. (Filmed at TEDxSeattleU.)