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Need help with your taxes this year? Watson is here for you at H&R Block

It's inevitable, and believe it or not, it's fast approaching. We're talking, of course, about tax season, and this year, IBM Watson wants to help. Last week, IBM announced a partnership with H&R Block to reinvent tax preparation.

IBM and BMW want to make Watson your own personal back-seat driver

BMW announced a new collaboration with IBM, in which the two companies will "work together to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalizing the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support…

GM bringing IMB's Watson onboard its vehicles to help drivers connect with brands

If you're not distracted enough already while driving, there's a new partnership between OnStar and IBM Watson that's sure to add to the sensory overload. Beginning early next year, Watson will be making its way into your vehicle.

Brain transplant: Watson AI to make Slack’s chatbot smarter

Watson's virtual agent API will soon begin rolling out to services like Slack, making their chatbots smarter than ever. In the future, we could find most of our information out by interacting with chatbots, rather than searching…

IBM opens its wallet for a new headquarters to house its Watson Internet of Things platform

IBM said on Tuesday that it has invested in a new headquarters in Munich for its Watson Internet of Things platform. This will provide a place for IoT innovation and collaboration between clients, partners, and IBM's local staff of…
Health & Fitness

New research center is dedicated to engineering cells into living machines

Based at the University of California, San Fransisco, the $24 million Center for Cellular Construction will be used to study and promote cellular engineering, a young discipline that aims to create living machines by manipulating nature.
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Watson will soon be in your ear with “hearables” from Bragi

Watson will soon be in your ear. A new partnership between "hearables" company Bragi and IBM has yielded a new set of headphones that seek to "transform the way people interact, communicate, and collaborate in the workplace."
Movies & TV

Watch an eerie, IBM Watson-made trailer for a film about the dangers of AI 3:27

Aside from being a Jeopardy! champion, IBM’s Watson has held positions as a health care adviser, teaching assistant, and meteorologist. Now, America’s most famous artificial intelligence has lent its intelligence to Hollywood.

IBM's Watson has landed a customer assistant job at Macy's

Customers at department store chain Macy's will soon be able to ask IBM's question answering computer system Watson for shopping assistance, thanks to a new pilot program.
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With a little technological magic, this dad build a sorting hat straight out of Harry Potter

To get his kids interested in science, an IBM engineer built a Watson-powered sorting hat inspired by the character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
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Century-old law firm Baker & Hostetler just ‘hired’ an AI attorney to help its human lawyers

One of America's biggest law firms has officially employed an artificial intelligence attorney called Ross to help its human lawyers build and defend legal cases.
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Watch IBM’s Watson-powered robot bust a move — and sing

IBM's Watson just gave doing the robot a whole new twist. While dancing has never been a forte of machines, IBM's artificial intelligence system is proving that robots really can have fun (even if it has to be programmed in).