3:00pm

Sat January 8, 2011
Technology

Can A Computer Become A Jeopardy! Champ?

Coming soon: a first-ever human vs. machine Jeopardy! competition. The show will air in February, with two matches being played over three consecutive days. Watson, an IBM computing system, will challenge top Jeopardy! winners Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Host Guy Raz speaks with Dave Ferrucci, the scientist leading the IBM Research team that created Watson. The computer is programmed to rival the human ability to answer spoken questions with speed and accuracy.

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