Computer Faces Humans On Jeopardy Monday

02.09.11 | FL News Team

On Monday the IBM computer named "Watson" will face off against past "Jeopardy" champions.  Ken Jennings currently holds the show's longest winning streak, while Brad Rutter is the show's biggest all-time money winner. It's not the first time a computer has tackled humans.  In 1997 IBM's "Deep Blue" defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov.

Artificial intelligence expert and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicted the "Deep Blue'" win and expects "Watson" to do the same.  Kurzweil tells "USA Today" if it doesn't win it will be close and will be victorious in the future because computers keep getting better and better.