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Canada’s Royal Bank Hires IBM Watson for Customer Service Job

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Since then, Watson has managed to shrink in size by 75 percent while improving system performance by 240 percent. And what is he doing with this extra power? He's figuring out why you had an extra $2.33 in service charges last month on your banking statement.

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Could Supercomputers Someday Replace Physicians?

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Is it possible that we could someday have robots and supercomputers in use as a replacement for human physicians?

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IBM computer chip mimics the human brain

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IBM is working on a new class of computer chips that are designed to imitate the human brain's abilities for perception, action and cognition. The chips’ processing power is similar to that of Watson. IBM hopes to use these chips in “cognitive computers.” These computers would learn through experience instead of being programmed. Just like the human brain.

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Creepy singing robot head has long years of service ahead of it

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Artificial Intelligence may not be contained to the manufacturing industries forever. In fact, it might not be long before human customer service workers and receptionists are a thing of the past. Chyi-Yeu Lin and colleagues at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology have built a singing, disembodied animatronic robot head that will someday put every last unskilled desk clerk and Walmart greeter in the unemployment line once and for all.

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