Okay, so we already know that IBM's Watson computer can outshine humanity's fiercest nerd-warriors. But it's not just because it's smarter. It's because of how it's wired.
Perhaps more alarmingly for the humans standing on either side of it, Watson will be hard-wired into the game board. When those banks of lights come to life, Watson will be triggered by an electrical impulse. Jennings's and Rutter's nervous systems will be racing against a higher voltage, and it's been a long time since anyone could turn off the lights and get into bed before the room got dark.
Dirty cheating circuithead. What kind of fair fight is that? [Esquire]