IBM amazed people when Deep Blue beat Gary Kasparov in May of 1997. Well, IBM is at it again, but this time the game is Jeopardy, and the computer system is Watson. Watson is being built to take on some of the best Jeopardy contestants. Check out the video after the break.
Watson is much more then a computer system designed to play games. IBM set out to design a computer that processes natural language. Watson is a Question Answering system that has been under development for more than three years, and will also incorporate massively parallel analytical capabilities just like it’s human competitors. When its competing, Watson will not be connected to the Internet, or have any outside assistance.