IBM Watson is more than just a computer -- it's a supercomputer. More specifically, Watson is a supercomputer designed to process information more like a human than a computer. Watson was named after IBM's first CEO and industrialist, Thomas J. Watson. Originally, the supercomputer was developed to compete on "Jeopardy!" against human opponents. It did just that in 2001, edging out former winners Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter to win the $1 million prize. The supercomputer holds so much information that it can pull from white papers and studies to form pro and con arguments on millions of different topics.
The Computer That Could Be Smarter Than Us [IBM Watson]
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Written by Curiosity Staff May 12, 2016
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