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College of Engineering Hosts Watson Watch Party during Jeopardy! Competition

More than 150 from MSU community attended Feb. 15 event--one of over 50 such events held nationwide

February 8, 2011

“Elementary, my dear Watson.”

That line is said to have been uttered by the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes to his assistant, Dr. Watson, when explaining deductions he had made.

But that was another era . . . and another Watson. This time, it may not be so elementary.

Enter the 21st-century Watson, a computing system built by a team of IBM scientists and named after IBM founder, Thomas J. Watson.