Watson is a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM’s Deep QA project. Watson was named after IBM’s first CEO and industrialist Thomas J. Watson.The computer system was specifically developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2011, Watson competed on Jeopardy! against former winners Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. Watson received the first place prize of $1 million.