Computer faces off against Jeopardy champions

He was programmed by humans to beat humans in the first ever man versus machine jeopardy competition.  Watson is a supercomputer designed by technology company IBM to play the ultimate intelligence challenge: Jeopardy.

He will compete against two of the game show’s highest earning contestants,  Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter for one million dollars.

“Watson is the first step in the technology that will make computers feel more naturally in human terms.” said Dr. David Ferrucci from the IBM Watson Project “And jeopardy is a great showcase for that technology.”

The first part of the IMB Jeopardy Challenge airs Monday.  The remaining two games will air Tuesday and Wednesday.

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