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2010-12-15 09:00:00

The most renowned champions in 'Jeopardy' history will be facing some stiff new competition--an IBM supercomputer--as the popular American quiz show will feature a 'man vs. machine' showdown for the first time in its more than 40 year history. Former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter will face off with 'Watson,' a program developed by the artificial intelligence team at the New York-based computer and technology corporation, in a pair of matches that will air in February. A $1 million...

2009-04-28 10:52:46

Can man be outsmarted by machine in a game of Jeopardy? IBM says it intends to find out. The computer firm on Monday announced that its scientists have been working for almost two years on a computing system known as "Watson" "“ named for IBM founder Thomas Watson. Watson is being designed as a question-answering machine that aims to take on humans in a TV episode of the game show Jeopardy. "The aim is to get Watson to think and interact in human terms," IBM's Dr David Ferrucci told BBC...