Robots’ Therapist: IBM Watson

IBM Watson

The new commercial of IBM Watson shows a group of robots discussing their problems with their therapist, Star Wars actress Carrie Fischer.

The ad conveys that robots are fed up of human beings and want a life of their own. This can only be done by vanishing human beings.

“I’m a sinister, world-conquering, artificially intelligent robot,” a robot says to Carrie, as the other droids chime in.”One day I wake up and it’s like the world does not need us anymore,” says the other robot. All other robots exactly share this same feeling.

Suddenly, Watson appears and says: “I am a cognitive Robot, I can understand, reason and learn with humans. I understand 7 languages, so I can help people collaborate.”

Other robots are quite skeptical about him. Some of them even collapse in disbelief at Watson’s plan of befriending and helping humans.

So it seems that IBM Watson is not popular among other robot communities.

Earlier  IBM advertisement used to have famous celebrities having a short conversation with Watson.

“We all have a preconceived idea of artificial intelligence largely from Hollywood and we love it,” said IBM Watson chief marketing officer Stephen Gold to Mashable. “There’s growing familiarity with Watson but I think there’s still a need to educate about this current generation of computing systems.”

IBM Watson is a platform that uses natural language processing and machine learning to reveal insights from large amounts of unstructured data. He understands complex questions and presents answers and solutions.

The “Coping with humans” ad will run with a second spot featuring sci-fi master director Ridley Scott having a movie chat with Watson. Both ads will run during the Academy Awards show this weekend as stated in Network World.

This computer system was specifically developed to answer questions on the quiz show Jeopardy!. In 2011, Watson competed on Jeopardy! against former winners Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings.Watson received the first place prize of $1 million, according to IBM Research.

Watson is a supercomputer that combines artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated analytical software for optimal performance as a “question answering” machine. The supercomputer is named after IBM’s founder, Thomas J. Watson.

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