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'Jeopardy' invites supercomputer Watson to destroy all humans

February 12, 2011 |  8:43 am

Watson If supercomputers would like to enslave us feeble humans one day, they'll have to beat us at our own game first -- so how 'bout a "Jeopardy" match?

They'll get their chance Monday, when "Jeopardy" champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter face off against Watson, the world's most advanced question-answering system, built by IBM.

Even "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek told us he feels a little threatened by this new robot genius. "When I met the IBM guys I said, 'Guys, I think it’s only five years away before you can come up with a computer who can host 'Jeopardy.' "

We'll bet he'd be extra impressed if that computer system could rock a classic Trebek mustache.

For more on Watson and its quest for world domination, read our story, "Ah, puny mortal, I will crush you with my brain."

-- Melissa Maerz

Photo: Alex Trebek, Ken Jennings, Watson, and Brad Rutter. Credit: Associated Press.