Bing or Google? According to Jeopardy!, the Winner Is...

...Google, but not by all that much
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2011 8:32 AM CST
Bing or Google? According to Jeopardy! , the Winner Is...
Alex Trebek, 'Jeopardy!' host, speaks to an audience of primarily media about an upcoming show featuring an IBM computer called "Watson" in Yorktown Heights, NY, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Bing vs. Google: How will we ever really know which search engine is superior? Easy: Jeopardy! will tell us. A computer expert ran 200,000 of the game show’s clues into common search engines to see which came up with the correct answer—in the form of a question—most often. Google narrowly snagged the win by displaying the right answer on the first page of results 69% of the time, beating (68%) and Bing (63%). It also was most likely, at 66% of the time, to get the right answer on its very first search result, beating Bing (65%) and (51%) again. The average person answers correctly 60% of the time, the New York Post reports.
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