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Jan 11, 2014

IBM’s Artificial Intelligence Problem, or Why Watson Can’t Get a Job

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The IBM computer system known as Watson

What if we built a super-smart artificial brain and no one cared? IBM (IBM) is facing that possibility. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is having a hard time making money off of its Jeopardy–winning supercomputer, Watson. The company has always claimed that Watson was more than a publicity stunt, that it had revolutionary real-world applications in health care, investing, and other realms. IBM Chief Executive Officer Virginia Rometty has promised that Watson will generate $10 billion in annual revenue within 10 years, but according to the Journal, as of last October Watson was far behind projections, only bringing in $100 million.

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  • Marco Monfils on January 11, 2014 3:40 pm

    maybe because he was one of the few to believe in the potential of others and not only his own:-) Advise to IBM: Why not pose this problem to Watson?