Last week on the American trivia show, Jeopardy, IBM debuted their latest innovation Watson. Watson is a super computer programmed to navigate subtleties in language that were previously beyond a computer’s understanding. Jeopardy’s question format is riddled with wordplay, allusions, and puns – pitted against two past Jeopardy champions Watson dominated in the 3 day tournament.
As the defeated Ken Jennings put it: “I for? one welcome our new computer overlords.”