By Darren Franich
Updated January 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM EST

Listen, we all know that robots are going to take over the world any second now. But do they have to be so freaking smug about it? Take Watson, the terrifying Jeopardy-playing robot who resembles the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey and has a voice that makes everything sound like an advertisement for hand cream. Watson will compete against Jeopardy grand masters Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings in a “Human Vs. Machine” showdown that will air Feb. 14-16. However, there’s a video of a press demonstration circulating the Internet, and it doesn’t look good, fellow humans. Watson walks away from this round with a serious lead. However, there is a silver lining: Watson fails miserably in the category “Children’s Book Authors.” Awww, what’s the matter, Watson? You never read Dr. Seuss when you were a kid? Oh, that’s right: You were never a kid. Stupid robot. Check out the video below:

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