Ken Jennings vs. QANTA

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ezubaric
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Ken Jennings vs. QANTA

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Video is available here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTXJCEvCDYk

Thanks so much to Ken for being a photogenic good sport and going up against QANTA.

I think we'll be doing another exhibition match at HSNCT (If R goes along, that is). While we've focused on going after notable opponents, we should probably focus on having as strong an opponent as possible. We should also make sure that the opponents have had a chance to warm up against QANTA; the pattern has been that QANTA does well at first, and then the humans gain momentum later on in the match.
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Re: Ken Jennings vs. QANTA

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A quality opponent who is also well known, eh?

If only there was someone really good at quizbowl getting a lot of media attention right now...
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