As I was watching Watson kick butt and take names in Jeopardy! last night, I found myself rooting for the humans--this, despite my affinity for IBM Power Systems. As Watson took on past Jeopardy! super-duper-smart champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, he seemed unbeatable, quicker on the button with an ability to pronounce difficult words, too. And no wonder, though, over seven years in the making, IBM invested in a big team of pros to build Watson, and some of those pros shared how Watson ...

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