Watson: The Smartest Machine on Earth

This is the complete story of Watson - the Smartest Machine on Earth, and how the IBM team behind the computer made history by dominating over humans in jeopardy.

Watch the 1 hour PBS NOVA documentary below to see the background history, time, effort and pure genius behind IBM's smartest machine.

Synopsis: A computer taking on the best human contestants on Jeopardy!? - the prospect is perhaps even more astonishing than when IBM's Deep Blue computer challenged Gary Kasparov - the world's best chess player in 1997, and won.

Watson: The Smartest Machine on Earth (full documentary)

After you see the film above, you can also watch the actual 3 day jeopardy competition where all the work and historical break-throughs shown in the film culminated in Watson's complete domination of the game.

Jeopardy Day 1

Jeopardy Day 2

Jeopardy Day 3

You can also read this short op-ed piece where I argued the (now) obvious fact that Watson's victory is merely a matter of time and briefly examined some of the issues resulting from it.

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