Watson As Star Trek's Computer

A reader writes:

Your reader's observation is even more true than they may have imagined.  According to this article by Gary Kasparov, "The chess machine Hydra, which is a chess-specific supercomputer like Deep Blue, [is] no match for a strong human player using a relatively weak laptop. Human strategic guidance combined with the tactical acuity of a computer [is] overwhelming."  Although computers may have passed humans in chess ability, the two working together are by far the strongest.