...but chess players who have experienced the amazing capacities and surprising limitations of chess engines can probably relate to IBM's Watson project better than most of the general public.
I've lived in Chicago all my adult life, and I'd always assumed that Midway Airport was named after the Midway Plaisance. Oops!
P.S. Others are seeing the relevance to chess, too: here, Kasparov is invoked to argue for human-cylon collaboration.