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IBM’s ‘Watson’ to take on Jeopardy! champs

WASHINGTON – Nearly 15 years after an IBM machine defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov, the US computer pioneer is rolling out another device to challenge mankind. Watson, a supercomputer named for IBM founder Thomas Watson, is to take on two human champions of the long-running Jeopardy! television quiz show…

‘Jeopardy!’ to pit humans against IBM machine

Man vs. Machine: IBM computer machine to face human contestants on TV game show `Jeopardy!’ The game show “Jeopardy!” will pit man versus machine this winter in a competition that will show how successful scientists are in creating a computer that can mimic human intelligence. Two of the venerable game…

Apartheid lawsuit goes forward against Ford, GM, IBM

In a move that will serve as a warning to corporations that aid governments in flagrant abuses of human rights, a federal judge in Manhattan has allowed a lawsuit to go forward against IBM, General Motors, Ford and other corporations over their roles in South Africa’s three-decade-long apartheid policy. In…

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