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Computer beats humans in game show

IBM's supercomputer Watson defeated its two human opponents on the Jeopardy game show in what is being dubbed as a man versus machine showdown.

world Updated: Feb 18, 2011 00:32 IST

IBM's supercomputer Watson defeated its two human opponents on the Jeopardy game show in what is being dubbed as a man versus machine showdown.

Jeopardy is a long-running American TV game show where three contestants have 5 seconds to answer different kinds of trivia questions, which increase in difficulty with each level.

In the final episode of the match, Watson had crushed the competition, taking $77,147 in winnings, according to PC World. The previous two Jeopardy champions, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings scored $21,600 and $24,000 respectively.

Watson also took the $1 million champion prize, which IBM will donate to charity. IBM re