Artificial Intelligence (2)

In 2011, Watson, the IBM developed computer decisively won Jeopardy, the highly sophisticated general knowledge quiz show. It was seen as a landmark in the evolution of AI. Will AI become our slave or our nemesis as a species? These are questions being asked by some of the preeminent brains on our planet. This article from the New Yorker looks at Watson (which comes from a technological tradition that is not Silicon Valley) and how it is already shaping our world - so far for the better. 


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