AI will impact everything in our lives in five years, says IBM CEO

IBM chief Ginni Rometty addresses attendees at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. IBM There’s Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Echo who serve as digital assistants in the home. Don’t hold your breath for IBM’s Watson to make an appearance anytime soon. IBM would prefer Watson, which garnered the spotlight when it competed — and bested — two “Jeopardy” champs on the popular television game show, to remain open so others could build devices and products that take advantage of its intelligence, said IBM CEO Ginny Rometty. Still, she believes artificial intelligence will have a big impact down the line. “There’s no doubt in my mind that cognitive AI will impact everything in our lives in five years,” Rometty said on Wednesday at Re/Code’s Code conference in Ranchos Palos…


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