Can AI Solve Global Problems? IBM, TED, And m X-Prize Hope So

In 2020, 3 speakers will go on stage to deliver a TED talk and vie to win a $5,000,000 prize. There’s a catch however. The speakers won’t be human. Instead, the X-Prize hopefuls will have to share a unique similarity; they will have to be AI. “Good morning, Dave.” The finalists will all have taken part in a newly announced X-Prize for advanced cognitive computing. The competition is the brainchild of founder Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize Foundation,  and was revealed at a recent TED talk. Diamandis, and IBM’s David Kenny, the head of IBM’s Watson, took to the stage to make the announcement. The goal of the X-Prize competition is simple and somewhat broad in its remit to “demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle…


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