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In a huge step forward for artificial intelligence, a computer known as Watson won a practice round against two former Jeopardy! champions in advance of the official contest.

The clue: It’s the size of 10 refrigerators, has access to the equivalent of 200 million pages of information, and knows how to answer in the form of a question.

The correct response: “What is the computer IBM developed to become...

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