A supercomputer called Watson, developed by International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), will be competing with two of the most successful players on Jeopardy during three episodes between February 14-16, 2011. Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter will be taking on the computer in those three episodes.
Jeopardy is the ultimate challenge for the computer since ?the game?s clues involve analyzing subtle meaning, irony, riddles and other complexities in which humans excel and computers traditionally do not.? If Watson wins, then $1 million will be donated to charity. If one of the humans win, then half of the money will be donated to charity.