After cleaning up against two human opponents on Jeopardy, the supercomputer is going to work in the healthcare industry, helping physicians.
We moved a few steps closer to the Singularity last night, as IBM's supercomputer Watson won the heavily-hyped Jeopardy match against its two human opponents, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Although Watson slipped a few times—answering "What is Toronto?" to a question about U.S. Cities (what an idiot ... or was it just toying with us?)—the best part of the entire match was probably when Ken Jennings added this Simpsons-inspired quip to his Final Jeopardy answer: "I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords."