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Yes, you read that right, IBM’s Watson supercomputer defeated “two superstar Jeopardy! alums — Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter — in a preview round of America’s most challenging trivia game.” Video after the break.

Watson, named after IBM’s founder, is one epic supercomputer. To handle the formidable task that competing on Jeopardy! presents, IBM spent years constructing a computer with 2,800 Power7 cores.

[via PopSciGizmodo]