Watson, IBM’s next-gen Supercomputer to appear on Jeopardy

IBM’s next supercomputer, named Watson after their founder, Thomas J Watson, is the next step in attempting to have computers come closer to the human’s mind ability to reason and understand meaning(s) in words.

Watson is advanced enough that it is scheduled to appear on Jeopardy as early as this Fall.

A successful Watson could mean a future 2nd place for Google should someone else (IBM?) implement a search engine based on its technology.

Watch the IBM-produced video for some more insight, although it focuses on how it might perform on Jeopardy.