Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will challenge the supercomputer "Watson" Monday night when he participates in a bipartisan version of the game show "Jeopardy!"
Holt will join Reps. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) at the non-televised event, which IBM is hosting in Washington to demonstrate how technology impacts lives.
The congressman, who competed on the trivia game show under original host Arthur Fleming, tweeted:
Tonight I get to play Jeopardy! against the colossus Watson. Fortunately it's just for fun & my humiliation will not be televised
IBM’s supercomputer, nicknamed “Watson,” competed on the trivia game show for three consecutive nights earlier this month. Watson bested all human competitors in what IBM called a demonstration of the computer’s ability to understand the nuances of language and human knowledge.
The event is meant to "foster a conversation about how technology can positively impact society,” according to IBM.
-- This post was updated at 4:21 p.m.