Answer: This competitor will give Jeopardy! über-champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter a run for their money in 2011. Question: What is Watson, IBM's Jeopardy!-playing computer? So have IBM's scientists really solved the puzzle of quickly answering questions posed in natural language?
There's a massive doctor shortage coming. One solution: develop artificial intelligence that is as good as a real physician at diagnosis. But even if this is possible, will patients be willing to trust robot doctors with their health?