1. IBM Gives Watson a New Challenge: Your Tax Return

    IBM Gives Watson a New Challenge: Your Tax Return

    Photo Bill Cobb, left, chief executive of H&R Block, and David Kenny, who leads IBM’s Watson business. Credit Guerin Blask for The New York Times In its first steps toward commercialization, IBM ’s Watson took on grand, science-laden challenges like helping doctors diagnose cancer. But that is changing as IBM strives to build its artificial intelligence technology into a multibillion-dollar business.

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    1. Watson will become a really smart, virtual assistant.
    2. A.I. is becoming part of the mix, part of the infrastructure in consumer and business applications.
    3. If they can get that 75 percent up to 80 percent, it's a big deal for H&R Block.
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