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Watson Outpaces Jeopardy Wizards in Sneak Preview

January 13th, 2011
"Watson" (photo from

"What is Jericho?" Those were the first words from "Watson," the IBM supercomputer system that's taking on Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter -- the two winningest players in "Jeopardy!" history -- this week. Minutes later, with three categories of questions completed as part of this morning's dry run, Watson was winning:  the supercomputer had $4,400; Jennings trailed ...