IBM has been playing a dangerous game—they've spent the last four years creating Watson, a super computer that was built for one terrifying purpose: to crush humanity at Jeopardy! Well, it wasn't actually made just for Jeopardy!, but IBM has decided to test out its giant toaster in that forum. Watson had his first test run today, defeating two of the game's most dominant champions, Ken Jennings (who holds the title for the most consecutive Jeopardy! wins) and Brad Rutter (who holds the title for the most money won on Jeopardy!), during a practice round at IBM's research headquarters in Yorktown Heights, NY. We'll see just how well the calculator does away from home turf when the three meet again for keeps on TV in February. Until then, watch some grainy footage of our robot overlord in action below:
Jeopardy: The Rise of The Machines
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