Jeopardy and the future of risk management

Jeopardy and the future of risk management

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The US was recently riveted by a three-day contest of Jeopardy that pitted the two most successful players in the history of the game show against a massive computer from IBM called Watson.1 For those who may not be familiar with it, Jeopardy is a long-running television game show in the US and was probably the inspiration for the parlour game Trivial Pursuit. In the end, the computer triumphed in the head-to-head contest, despite some quite silly blunders.2 Building a computer that could win