Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WAtson is an artificial intelligence program developed by IBM designed to answer questions posed in natural language. IT is being developed as part of the DeepQA research project. THe program is in the final stages of completion and will run on a Blue Gene computer. IT is scheduled to compete on Jeopardy! as a test of its abilities. THe program is named after IBM''s founder, Thomas J. WAtson.AS of February 2010, Watson is capable of beating human Jeopardy contestants on a regular basis.