Two of Jeopardy’s most winningest contestants ever are about to meet their match. And he’s literally tons of fun.
IBM has created Watson, a supercomputer that “swallows encyclopedias” and has learned to “phrase the answer in the form of a question.” Yes people, Watson is going to be a contestant on Jeopardy. Sometime in mid February, the hunky player will battle it out for the big prize (if Watson wins, 100% of his winnings will go to charity, while 50% of the human winner’s potential prize money is slated to go to charity…one reason to root for the big guy)
Know what else? NOVA is doing a special on Watson. To that we think the answer is: “What is really cool?”
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