IBM Watson is a cognitive system that”s ushering in the new era of cognitive business. Recently, a group of battered science fiction bots spoke about their …
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I can’t help it! I love this commerical right now! But…it brings up a good point in relation to tech comm. (You knew I’d have to find an angle.) I know there’s technical communicators and digital marketers who have worked on the Watson project. And ultimately, Watson as a AI is really about content and how we feed it content and what it can deliver back as content. The other robots are solely about weather and world domination (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But I imagine that the goal of Watson is to be as all encompassing a source for information–CONTENT–as possible, without the world domination part (although it might have information about ways to go about it or a history of failed attempts). AI is part of the future, and part of where technical communication and content strategy are going. Will you be part of that?
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