International Business Machines Corp. will pit one of its computers against past champions of the “Jeopardy!” quiz show, more than a decade after another IBM machine defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov .
International Business Machines Corp. researchers spent four years developing Watson, the computer smart enough to beat the champions of the quiz show “Jeopardy!” Now they’re trying to figure out how to get those capabilities into the phone in your pocket.
International Business Machines Corp. agreed to lease 120,000 square feet in a new tower in Manhattan’s East Village for its Watson Group, developer of the technology that beat “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings.
Plenty of observers have weighed in on Watson, the computer that International Business Machines Corp. built and programmed to play the quiz show “Jeopardy!” Few have done it better than Stephen Baker, author of “ Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything .”
International Business Machines Corp.’s Watson computer, which beat champions of the quiz show “Jeopardy!” last year and is starting to be sold to insurers and banks, is to provide help to doctors and patients on diagnosis and treatment for cancer.