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After Winning Jeopardy, IBM's Watson Is Going to Help Healthcare

After cleaning up against two human opponents on Jeopardy, the supercomputer is going to work in the healthcare industry, helping physicians.

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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."

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