…no word yet what its going to do with the furniture it wins. According to an article in eWeek today, the IBM computer called ‘Watson’ [based on the BlueGene] will officially compete on the long-running television game show Jeopardy!. The Blue-Gene-based machine will utilize technology called DeepQA developed by a research group at IBM Research. Dr. David Ferrucci heads up the lab in charge of the project.
According to the source article, the official contest will occur sometime this Fall. No additional details on the underlying hardware were provided in the article.