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IBM Watson Reportedly Recommended Cancer Treatments That Were ‘Unsafe and Incorrect’

Internal company documents from IBM show that medical experts working with the company’s Watson supercomputer found “multiple examples of unsafe and incorrect treatment recommendations” when using the software, according to a report from Stat News. Read More >>

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Why Everyone is Hating on IBM Watson – Including the People Who Helped Make It

You might have seen an advert for Watson, where what looks like a sentient box interacts with celebrities like Bob Dylan, Carrie Fisher, and Serena Williams; or doctors; or a young cancer survivor. Maybe you even caught the IBM artificial intelligence technology’s appearance in the ad starring Jon Hamm. “It is one of the most powerful tools our species has created. It helps doctors fight disease,” Hamm says. “It can predict global weather patterns. It improves education for children everywhere. And now we unleash it on your taxes.” Read More >>

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Don’t Look Into This Robot’s Eyes While It Learns to Play the Ball-and-Cup Game

Japan’s popular Pepper robot can guess your mood, dress up in cute clothes and now, it can learn to play simple games. Read More >>

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If You Don’t Like the Idea of Google Driving Your Car, Maybe You’ll Trust IBM?

IBM’s Watson can make drinks, detect sarcasm, and beat you at game shows. The world’s most famous computer already acts so much more like a human than most people I know. Now transportation startup Local Motors is putting Watson behind the wheel. Read More >>

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Computer Science Students Fooled By Artificially Intelligent Teaching Assistant

Students taking an online course at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing were duped into thinking one of their teaching assistants, named Jill Watson, was an actual human. And how can you blame them—the virtual TA managed to answer many of their questions with 97 per cent certainty. Read More >>

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The Latest Job for IBM’s Watson is as a Hotel Concierge

Next time you check in at a Hilton, your welcome may be even more automated than usual. That’s because the hotel chain has been working with IBM to create a robotic concierge that it calls Connie. Read More >>

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IBM’s Watson Will Morph Polite Pepper Into an Ultra-Intelligent Evil Genius

Pepper is super cute and remarkably well-mannered... for now. But that IBM just announced that the talking, emotion-reading robot will interface with Watson, lil Pep could turn into a smiling, evil robotic mastermind; adorable leader of the human-enslaving resistance. Read More >>

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IBM’s Watson Can Now Identify the Attitude in Your Writing

Taking a break from treating cancer and making cocktails, IBM’s Watson is now turning its attention to how people write. The supercomputer has been trained to judge the tone in people’s written messages — and can even give feedback about how to change it. Read More >>

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IBM’s Watson Could Offer Customised Treatment to Every Cancer Patient

Rather than relying on extreme approaches like chemotherapy and radiation treatments, cutting-edge cancer cures are looking more towards a surgical strike, tailored to shutting down the mutations that are driving growth. And the secret weapon in that fight might just be a well-known Jeopardy contestant. Read More >>

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This Cute Dino Toy is Baby’s First AI Pal/Overlord

Look at this little dinosaur toy. Is he cute? Yes. Fun? Definitely. The possible harbinger of humanity's demise? Possibly. That's because CogniToys aren't not normal toys. Green Dino here is powered by IBM's Watson supercomputer, which lets it learn and adapt to your child over time, kind of like a self-aware Furby. Read More >>

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Academics Create AI Lawyer-bot With Language Comprehension

ROSS is its name, and it's been programmed to scan legal documents for the answer to questions, making life even easier for those who rake in the big money from patent disputes and people tripping over wobbly pavements. Read More >>

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Anyone Can Now Use IBM’s Watson to Crunch Data, Absolutely Free

You may have seen IBM's Watson during its winning performance on Jeopardy. But the supercomputer is more than just a mechanism for IBM to publicly shame smart people. It's arguably the most powerful natural-language supercomputer in the world, and thanks to a new public beta, its number-crunching abilities are open to all. Read More >>

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IBM’s App Will Sequence Your DNA to Give You Personalised Health Advice

IBM wants its supercomputer Watson to help you get healthy—by analysing your genes. A startup called Pathway Genomics is teaming up with IBM to create a fitness and diet tracking app that uses DNA sequencing and Watson's intelligence to give custom health recommendations. Read More >>

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This Cocktail Concocted by IBM’s Watson Isn’t Half Bad

The surreal strength of IBM's famous supercomputer, Watson, is now available to the public (for a fee). And to mark the occasion, the company threw a little party last week and served a very blue cocktail. Naturally, I whipped up my own slight variation when I got back to the office. I call it the Big Blue Hurricane. Read More >>

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Here’s Some of the Crazy New Recipes IBM’s Watson Has Invented

It's a while since IBM's Watson was put to work inventing recipes, but now the fruits of its labours are being cooked up and served out of IBM's new food truck. And the results are... interesting. Read More >>