IBM has created a supercomputer AI system named "Watson" that will challenge all-star winners Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in Jeopardy. This article talks a little more about it.
I am very curious as to how this will turn out. Apparently "Watson" will use natural language parsing to interpret the questions. If "Watson" wins, it will represent a huge leap in AI. We've already seen some very impressive natural language parsing from Wolfram Alpha. I want to see how much farther this concept can go with a budget from IBM.
So? Place your bets! Human or Computer? My money is on the AI killing the Jeopardy veterans. I guess we'll find out in February. What do you guys think?