IBM’s Watson chief: No need to fear AIs

Google has sparked a great deal of interest in artificial intelligence in Korea, with the recent match between Go master Lee Se-dol and AI program AlphaGo ending with a final score of 4-1 in favor of the software.Some critics have called the five-game match a mere marketing gimmick, but whatever it may be, the California-based Internet firm has drawn the public’s attention toward AI.  Robert H. High, the chief technology officer of IBM, speaks about cognitive computing at a conference in Seoul on Wednesday. (IBM Korea) U.S. tech giant IBM – or Big Blue — was a household name in AI, before Google stole the limelight.Robert High, chief technology officer of IBM’s supercomputing program Watson, hailed the increased interest in AI. He was in Seoul for an AI conference, a…


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