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‘Jeopardy’ To Pit Humans Against The IBM Computer

The game show “Jeopardy” will pit man versus machine this winter in a competition that will show how successful scientists are in creating a computer that can mimic human intelligence.

Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter

Two of the venerable game show’s most successful champions — Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter — will play two games against “Watson,” a computer program developed by IBM’s artificial intelligence team. The matches will be spread over three days that will air Feb. 14-16, the game show said on Tuesday.

The winner gets a $1 million prize.  IBM said it would donate its winnings to charity, while Jennings and Rutter said they would give half of their prize money away.

I don’t know about you, but every day my computer makes it clear it has a mind of its own!

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