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Jeopardy -Playing Watson Computer System Could Revolutionize Research

15 Feb

By Nicola Jones

IBM's supercomputer Watson is going up against top players of the US television quiz programme Jeopardy! this week, stirring up excitement in the artificial-intelligence community and prompting computer science departments across the country to gather and watch.

"It is, in my mind, a historic moment," says Oren Etzioni, director of the Turing Center at the University of Washington, Seattle. jeopardy-playing-watson>[More]