Man Vs. Machine
For the first-time ever, Jeopardy! Champions will be challenging a machine. Next week, renowned Jeopardy! Champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter will take on “Watson”, an IBM computing system. Watson, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, is very unique. Designed by a team of specialists, Watson will have the ability to analyze “subtle meaning, irony, riddles and other complexities in which humans excel and computers traditionally do not.” All winnings from the game will be donated to charity.
Journalist Stephen Baker has written about this project as it developed in the new book, Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything. Learn how Watson works, and what it took to develop the project with Jeopardy!. And be sure to watch the competition next week, taking place February 14, 15 & 16. For more information, you can also visit jeopardy.com.