In 1996 IBM created a computer called Deep Blue. Deep Blue was Designed to beet world chess champions at their own game and on February 10, 1996 Deep Blue faced reigning world champion Garry Kasparov. out of six games it won one, tied two and lost three but a year latter they had a rematch and deep blue won with 3 wins, a tie and two loses.
So once you've built a computer that can beat a chess champion what do you move one to? Well IBM have moved onto building a computer that can compete in the popular game show Jeopardy!