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'Jeopardy!' Champ Watson Lands a Job on Wall Street

Impressed by the speed and accuracy with which Watson churned out answers (or rather, "questions") in its winning performance in the Jeopardy! Challenge last year? Citigroup was, too -- so much so that it has hired the supercomputer to assist its human financial professionals.

How You Can Profit From Watson's Jeopardy Win

Last month, IBM's Watson supercomputer beat trivia champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on "Jeopardy." At the core of Watson's success was something called Semantic Analysis Technology, and if you want to make your own "Jeopardy" bet, put some money on the companies that supply it.

Only Human? IBM Explains the Supercomputer's Jeopardy! Flubs

If nobody's perfect, same goes for computers. Big Blue's digital dynamo Watson may have handily defeated its human rivals this week on the Jeopardy! challenge, but it made some major errors along the way. IBM's engineers have been posting post-mortems about that on the Internet.

Man vs. Machine Finale: Watson Whips the Humans on Jeopardy!

For Watson, it was elementary. IBM's mighty supercomputer has landed the title of new Jeopardy! champ. No matter how hard Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings -- the two human contestants pitted against the machine -- tried, they were just no match for the brainy Watson.

Jeopardy! Challenge: Bettors Are Gambling on the Machine

IBM's supercomputer Watson racked up $5,000 in winnings on day one of the three-day Jeopardy! challenge Monday, but so did one of its human competitors. The human champs, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings, face long odds -- at least according those betting their own money on the action.

Beating Watson: The Jeopardy Champs' Gameplan

Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter know how tough IBM's Watson supercomputer will be to defeat. But with the honor of the human race at stake next week, they both have strategies that they're counting on to outwit the ultra-brainy black box. Here's a look at how they're preparing for the ultimate challenge.

Game Show Winners: What Happens After the Money Rolls In

Along with hitting the lottery and scoring the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl, winning big money on a game show ranks up there on the list of American dreams. Here are some stories of game show heroes and heroines, and what they did after the check arrived and the bright lights faded.