Believe it or not, it has to do with a TV quiz show – An I.B.M. computer named Deep Blue beat world chess champ Garry Kasparov in 1997. Now I.B.M. has developed a computer named Watson that can beat a human in the TV quiz show “Jeopardy.”
I.B.M. is in the final stages of completing a computer program to compete against human “Jeopardy!” contestants. If the program beats the humans, artificial intelligence will have made a great leap forward.