An IBM Jeopardy computer named Watson has completely dominated the two best human players of all time (even one who is famous for winning 74 straight games) in a stunning display of technological innovation.
The machine has over 16 terabytes of data of everything from entire encyclopedias to movie scripts and song lyrics. The IBM Jeopardy computer also has some of the most advanced "thinking" technology ever devised so it can sift through the millions of pieces of data to pick the right "question."
IBM plans to use Watson as a tool to aid in health services such as faster diagnosis, but in the meantime it will have to keep testing its mettle by hammering humanity’s brightest Jeopardy masters without mercy or emotion.
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