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Watson the Computer Returns to "Jeopardy!" for Round 2

Contestants Ken Jennings, left, and Brad Rutter and a computer named Watson compete on the game show "Jeopardy!" in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. AP

(CBS) Maybe humanity is safe. After predicting Monday that Watson the IBM supercomputer would makes its human counterparts look like fools on "Jeopardy!" (and then take over the world), it performed in a strictly average fashion.

(Scroll down to watch a report from CBS News' Betty Nguyen)

Sure, Watson had its moments, answering questions quickly and correctly. But then it stopped looking super and started playing as if it needed a reboot.

Watson's human challenger and all-time money winner Brad Rutter fared well. The game ended with Rutter and Watson tied. Ken Jennings finished a distant third.

The strangest thing about Watson's performance wasn't the lackluster performance - at one point it asked the same incorrect question that Jennings asked for the same answer - but its slightly-less-menacing-than-HAL-from-"2001" voice.

Watson challenges Jennings and Rutter again Tuesday night.

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