The computer could not defeat humanity in Jeopardy, at least in the first round. They tied. The showdown between “Watson,” a specially-programmed computer from IBM, and Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday. The show is syndicated and is usually on at 7:30 p.m. ET.
So even if Watson wins, will that mean that computers have a greater mental capacity than human beings? I would say not at all. The human mind is infinitely more than logic and information retrieval. Calculation like that takes up only a miniscule part of our consciousness. There are also feeling and perception and memory and fantasy and moral reactions and personality and will.