USA Today reports:
“I was proud to hold my own with Watson,” Holt said of his win Monday night. “More importantly, I was proud to join IBM and other members of Congress to highlight the importance of science and math education and research and development.”
The games were meant to emphasize the importance of technology in global competitiveness for American businesses, as well as a need for more focus on math and science education.
It wasn’t Holt’s first time providing answers in the form of a question: The physicist has won Jeopardy! five times in the past.
In the first round, Holt won $6,600; Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., earned $1,000; and Watson made $6,200. No one actually received money for the games.