Photo source. By Tom Briglia. Dr. Eric Brown from IBM Research preps four members of congress – Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.) – for an exhibition game against IBM’s Watson on Monday.
If you had a chance to sit down with Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ), referred to as the “rocket scientist Congressman,” what would you ask?
I will be doing exactly that in a few weeks and am looking forward to my discussion with him on a range of topics, including science education.
Rep. Holt is not a typical Congressman. He earned academic degrees in Physics, including a Ph.D., served as a faculty member at Swathmore College, and as the Assistant Director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University.
Rep. Holt is also a five-time champion on the television show Jeopardy! and won a match against the IBM computer Watson.
So, dear readers, what would you ask?