I was asked what I think will happen when Watson takes on the human champions on Jeopardy!.
The truth is, I don't know enough about how AI works to be able to predict. I'm also not sure about a couple of more mechanical points - is it fixed so Watson's ability to ring in is balanced to human response times? And can Watson read the questions itself, or does it have to hear Alex read it?
I expect that it will depend a lot on the format of the questions. Trickier wording may well confound the computer, but anything straightforward will be a cinch.