What Is a Game Show?

IBM has developed a computer program, called Watson, that will take on human contestants playing the television game show Jeopardy! reports Technology Review. This program would have to know the intricacies of language, something that Deep Blue, the program that beat Garry Kasparov at chess, did not have to understand. In addition, Jeopardy! is an "open-world" game whose choices cannot be broken down into logical choices as they can in chess.

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