This is not Google. This is not Chess. These are not just answers. Code-named “Watson” after IBM’s founder Thomas J. Watson, the Deep Blue QA based supercomputing technology is IBM’s high-engineering attempt to understand and answer complex questions. Not just any ol’ Q&A system, IBM feels so confident in Watson’s capabilities that they are putting it up as a contestant on Jeopardy to answer a massive range of topics, questions, and riddles. Oh, and if you’re wondering if it can just look stuff up on the internet (e.g. wikipedia), the answer is no: Watson will not be connected to the internet or have any assistance. What is checkmate?
Learn More: IBM Watson Research Center