Jennings, a standout player-turned-co-host of the quiz show, will headline the festival with a presentation April 6. He will present “Artificial Intelligence: Are Humans in Jeopardy?” The presentation is free but requires a reserved ticket.
It’s slated for 7:30 p.m. at the Boys Town Music Hall, 13715 Flanagan Blvd. The festival runs April 1 through April 30. During his keynote, Jennings will share the behind-the-scenes account of his 2011 battle with IBM’s “Watson.” The super-intelligent computer was designed to beat the world’s best “Jeopardy!” players.
Jennings watched “Jeopardy!” daily and dreamed of becoming a participant. He first appeared on the show in 2004, leading to a 74-game win streak. In 2020, he was named the show’s “Greatest of All Time” after competing with fellow champs James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter.
In 2022, he became permanent co-host of “Jeopardy!” with Mayim Bialik. Tickets to Jennings’ presentation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting March 6. For more information, visit nescifest.com.
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