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Jeopardy Robot
December 14, 2010
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What is...a new and crazy idea? How about this: In February, Jeopardy is gonna broadcast the ultimate smackdown - Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter...against a robot named Watson.

Sure, humans have competed against robots before, but never at a game like Jeopardy, which requires some abstract thought, an understanding of wordplay, irony, and riddles. It'll be fascinating to see whether a robot's capable of creative thinking, and if he is, this stuff could turn out to be helpful for our understanding of cognitive disorders.

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