Welcome to Watson, our new Jeopardy-playing overlord

by Alistair

I’m still digesting the significance of the IBM Watson‘s defeat of two human champion Jeopardy players in the last few days.

Is it not that significant? Could Google do just as well? Or is this a significant moment in computer science history? I mean, while a game of Jeopardy isn’t the equivalent of the Turing Test, it’s impressive in its own right.