IBM Robot Watson Made A Movie Trailer & Its Success Should Be A Little Scary For Us Humans

Morgan is a sci-fi horror film about an artificial intelligence experiment that goes horribly awry. Starring Kate Mara and Anya Taylor-Joy, it was released Friday, Sept. 2. As a rather novel marketing ploy, the producers had a real-life artificial intelligence system, IBM’s Watson, make a trailer for the film. The end result was a frighteningly good imitation of a human-produced trailer, which, of course, was precisely the goal. Watson is a computer system with the ability to answer questions posed to it in casual, everyday language. IBM’s initial goal was to build a computer capable of winning at Jeopardy!, and it succeeded in 2010 when Watson defeated two human opponents at the game. Since then, it’s been used to advise doctors who treat lung cancer, and IBM announced earlier in…


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