It wasn’t the usual history class for eighth grade students at Lakeview Junior High School on Tuesday.
Fresh off its shellacking of two human champions of the “Jeopardy!” television show, a computer program developed by IBM Corp. will soon get a workout in two hospitals that have signed up to test the technology.
It was men versus machine Monday night on Jeopardy, as two former champions squared off against a computer. Jon Keller is at large.
The two biggest winners ever to appear on Jeopardy have their work cut out for them this week. Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter will go up against Watson – a supercomputer designed by IBM for one task: to answer questions.