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Mar 07, 2011

A few weeks ago, the IBM-built supercomputer named Watson made worldwide headlines by beating several human contestants on the game show, Jeopardy!. It’s a feat that would not have been possible without the software engineers behind the scenes. [Editor’s Note: On Monday, 28 February, physicist and Congressman Rush Holt (D-N.J.) saved face for humans by topping Watson in the first of three rounds of an exhibition Jeopardy! match.] To download a PDF version of this article, please click here.