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Julia Collins, 'Jeopardy's winningest woman, wins 19th straight game

Julia Collins, 'Jeopardy's winningest woman, wins 19th straight game

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) --Julia Collins made "Jeopardy" history on Wednesday, becoming the show's most successful female contestant.
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Robot 'natural language' claim misleading?

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A language analysis firm based in Texas says IBM's "Jeopardy!" champion robot, Watson, is not an advancement in "natural language processing."

IBM's Watson to appear on 'Jeopardy'

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A computerized contestant will appear on the U.S. television game show 'Jeopardy' next week in a unique match against two human contestants, IBM said.

Computer wins 'Jeopardy!' practice round

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Watson supercomputer created by IBM won its "Jeopardy!" practice round in California against former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
'Jeopardy' winner is 'Millionaire' expert

'Jeopardy' winner is 'Millionaire' expert

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Game-show titan Ken Jennings has agreed to sit in as resident expert on the U.S. television game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," ABC said.
Grad student makes 'Jeopardy!' history

Grad student makes 'Jeopardy!' history

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Larissa Kelly, a 28-year-old graduate student from El Cerrito, Calif., has become the biggest female winner in "Jeopardy!" history, the game show said.

'Jeopardy' champ bites hand that fed him

SALT LAKE CITY, July 25 (UPI) -- Seventy-four-time "Jeopardy" champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City posted a letter on his Web Site harpooning the TV show despite his $2.5-million winnings.
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Ken Jennings signs copies of his new book "Brainiac" at Barnes & Noble in New York on September 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant and author. Jennings is noted for holding the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! and as being the all-time leading money winner on American game shows. In 2004, Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are $3,172,700 ($2,520,700 over his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, a $500,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions, as well as half of a $300,000 prize in the IBM Challenge), giving him the highest all-time game show winnings record.

During his first run of Jeopardy! appearances, Jennings earned the record for the highest American game show winnings. His total was surpassed by Brad Rutter, who defeated Jennings in the finals of the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions (first aired on May 25, 2005), adding $2,000,000 to Rutter's existing Jeopardy! winnings. Jennings regained the record after appearing on several other game shows, culminating in an appearance on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (first aired on October 10, 2008), though Rutter retains the Jeopardy! record.

After his success on Jeopardy!, Jennings wrote of his experience and explored American trivia history and culture in Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, published in 2006. Jennings also appeared as a member of the mob on the game show 1 vs. 100 in 2006, and, in 2007, he was the champion of the US version of Grand Slam.

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