IBM’s Latest Patent Trove Looks to Make Computers More Humanlike

No matter how much we love our devices, they have more than a few shortcomings. They’re cold, sterile, and still mess up way more than we expect them to. But if a slate of patents filed by IBM are any indication, injecting a bit of humanity into our computers is a very real goal, and one that could make our machines more efficient and more friendly. In 2015, IBM was granted more patents than any other organization in the US, according to the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). This is the 23rd year in a row that the tech giant has topped the list of patent recipients, but of particular note were a number of patents that focus on imbuing our machines with more human traits. “I have a lot…


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