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The Next Grand Challenge

Over the last century, IBM has reached numerous scientific breakthroughs through its commitment to research and its tradition of Grand Challenges. These Grand Challenges work to push science in ways that weren’t thought possible before.

Jeopardy! The IBM Challenge poses a specific question with very real business implications: Can a system be designed that applies advanced data management and analytics to natural language in order to uncover a single, reliable insight — in a fraction of a second?

“We look at areas where there's an enormous gap in current capability and use that as a challenge. We call them Grand Challenges.”

Dr. John E. Kelly III
Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research