When the robot uprising is finally underway, you might look back on the year 2011 as the beginning of the end. That was the year IBM’s Watson supercomputer trounced its squishy human opponents on the quiz show Jeopardy. Believe it or not, IBM didn’t spend millions of dollars to design an artificial intelligence that’s just really good at phrasing its responses in the form of a question. Watson is finally being utilized in the real world, and this might be just the beginning.
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