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IBM to donate 50% of prize money to WCG project from Jeopardy! game

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News article posted on OCN Tech & Science news here

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At a press conference today, Jeopardy! and IBM (NYSE:IBM) revealed the non-profit beneficiaries of the upcoming contest between two of the most celebrated Jeopardy! Champions – Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings – and IBM’s “Watson†computing system.

The first-ever man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition will air on February 14, 15 and 16, 2011, with two matches being aired over three consecutive days. The grand prize for this competition will be $1 million, with second place earning $300,000, and third place earning $200,000. Rutter and Jennings will donate 50 percent of their winnings to charity, and IBM will donate 100 percent of its winnings to charity.
Check the source for the charities.
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THAT is awesome...Skynet donating it's own winnings to increase itself.....lol
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It says that if IBM wins, it will donate 100% of the money.
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THAT is awesome...Skynet donating it's own winnings to increase itself.....lol
I guess skynet wants to make us humans to be at the best of our game when they decide to do battle against us so we don't complain that we lost because we weren't 100%?
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I knew I liked IBM and WCG for a reason....
    
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