Watch the event: Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge. February 14, 15 & 16
Watson, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, has been developed over the past four years by a team of IBM Research scientists who set out to accomplish a grand challenge: build a computing system that rivals a human’s ability to answer questions posed in natural language with speed, accuracy and confidence.
Watson makes its debut as the first non-human contestant to appear on the award-winning quiz show Jeopardy! as it takes on all-time champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a bid to become a new breed of champion. The format of Jeopardy! provides the ultimate challenge for a computing system because it covers an unlimited range of subject matter and clues that involve analyzing subtle meaning, irony, riddles, and other complexities in which humans excel and computers traditionally do not. But this is more than just a game. Watson's ability to process this kind of data represents a major leap forward in natural language processing, systems design and deep analytics – innovations with the potential to transform industries.
Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge promises to be an epic battle – you won’t want to miss it!
NY, NY Area TV Stations - WABC-TV 7PM WLNY-TV 5:00PM