Supercomputer vs. Jeopardy Players

Some of you may remember that in 1996 and 1997, we saw a chess match between then-champion Gary Kasparov and Deep Blue, an IBM computer created to beat the best chess players. It lost in 1996, won in 1997, and was then dismantled.

IBM is at it again. They’ve created a supercomputer system named Watson that will play Jeopardy with two of Jeopardy’s best players between February 14th and 16th of this year. One million dollars is on the line. All goes to charity if Watson wins; half to charity and half to the player if one of the other two players wins. Either way, artificial intelligence will be in the spotlight once more.

Mark your calendars!

[from New York Times]
[from Jeopardy]
[from IBM]

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