IBM’s Watson beats Jeopardy champions in first round

“Elementary, my dear Watson.”

IBM’s supercomputer, named Watson in honor of IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, bested star Jeopardy contestants Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings and it wasn’t even close. Watson ended the day with $ 35,734 while the two human opponents combined for a mere $ 15,200.

As reported earlier, IBM has…