Jeopardy champs take on IBM's Watson computer

Do the best 'Jeopardy' players in the world have any chance of beating IBM's Watson super computer? We're about to find out.

By Jared Newman, PC World |  Hardware, AI, IBM

The episodes that will air starting Monday were actually taped a month ago at IBM Labs in New York. All parties, including Jennings, Rutter and host Alex Trebek, have stayed silent on the outcome. You can, however, get a taste of the action by checking out some of the practice footage on YouTube.

If watching Watson mop the floor with its human opponents upsets you, take heart in what Jennings told the Washington Post: "It did make me appreciate the human brain. The protein and salt and whatever... that little bit of tissue could hang in there with a billion-dollar supercomputer."

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