2011: Volume 2, Article 2
In an historic event, in February 2011 IBM's Watson computer competed on Jeopardy! against the TV quiz show's two biggest all-time champions. Watson is a computer running software called Deep QA, developed by IBM Research.
While the grand challenge driving the project was to win on Jeopardy!, the broader goal of Watson is to create a new generation of technology that can find answers in unstructured data more effectively than standard search technology.