It's Watson, of course.IBM's supercomputer, pretty much as expected, did indeed crush the human competition on Jeopardy!.After a three-day tournament against past champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, the machine had "earned" $77,147. Jennings was second with $24,000.
The greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time are returning to the TV screen, and this time they're not playing just for money — they're playing for all of humanity.That's because they'll be competing against Watson, a computer system built by IBM to prove that machines can master the kind o
Based on a document obtained through WikiLeaks, The Guardian reports that Saudi Arabia can't pump enough oil to keep fuel prices stable.The cables, released by WikiLeaks, urge Washington to take seriously a warning from a senior Saudi government oil executive that the kingdom's crude oil re
Last fall, students were psyched to be starting school at Coppin State University in Baltimore.But if history is any guide, 40 percent of them will disappear before next year — victims of this school's low retention rate.This is the time of year when students are wondering whether they will get acce
Amid the new-order demands of recent protest in Egypt, one old-order piece of technology has regained prominence: the fax machine.Dusty and dormant in most American offices, lowly fax machines have whirred to life in Egypt, according to the BBC.When Internet service and social media were were disrup