WATSON

5.17.17

IBM Just Made a 17 Qubit Quantum Processor, Its Most Powerful One Yet

IBM, Google and others are racing to achieve quantum supremacy.

5.11.17

IBM’s Watson Will Power Virtual Crew Members in ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’

That’s beam me up, Watson. Not bean me up.

3.28.17

IBM Employees Want Their CEO to Resist Trump

About 1,300 self-identified IBM employees sign onto a petition criticizing CEO’s open letter to the president.

1.29.17

A Jeopardy-Winning Supercomputer Thinks This Is What Rum Should Taste Like

After analyzing 15 million social-media posts, IBM's Watson helped create a recipe for rum that is supposed to taste like a vacation.

12.28.16

11 Great Things That Happened in This Spectacularly Shitty Year

Some stuff actually went right in 2016.

9.2.16

Watson Made a Movie Trailer, Paving the Way for Police-Worn Body Cameras

To help make the trailer for Morgan, the AI first had to watch a lot of horror movies.

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7.23.16

Even IBM's Watson Is Getting Into 'Pokémon Go'

Players must have Watson's visual recognition API with Watson's Internet of Things platform installed for it to work.

6.24.16

The Next Trick for IBM's Watson? Composing Music

I, for one, welcome our new robot songwriter overlords.

6.23.16

The Toronto Raptors Are Using IBM’s Watson to Draft A Winning Team

On NBA Draft Day, the supercomputer is their not-so-secret weapon.

6.13.16

MIT Researchers Taught An Algorithm to Generate Sound Based on Silent Videos

Hit an object enough times and even an algorithm can tell you what it sounds like.

5.31.16

The Exciting and Terrifying Future of DNA Editing

Siddhartha Mukherjee's new book, 'The Gene,' delivers a sweeping history of genetics­­­—from the cockamamie ideas that preceded the birth of the field to a striking picture of what the future holds.

5.17.16

Digital Assistants Get Women's Names—Unless They're 'Lawyers'

Siri will get your coffee, Ross will be your lawyer.

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