Computer Leads Humans In 'Jeopardy!' Challenge

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Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings are playing Jeopardy! against an IBM supercomputer. The computer has won $35,000, putting it far ahead. But they have one game to go.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings still have a chance to be the modern-day John Henry. That's the mythical railroad worker who fought a contest against a steam drill. Rutter and Jennings are playing�"Jeopardy!"�against an IBM supercomputer. The computer has won $35,000, putting it far ahead. But they do have one game to go. The real John Henry is known for dying with his hammer in his hand, but just before he died, he won.

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