Princess Leia and Ridley Scott Reintroduce the World to Artifical Intelligence in IBM’s Oscars Ads

Here’s what millions of Star Wars fans around the world want to know: What has General Leia Organa been up to since helping destroy the Starkiller Base and defeat the evil First Order (for now)? We won’t know that until the next chapter of J.J. Abrams’ series reboot hits theaters in 2017, but in the meantime, Carrie Fisher has been counseling some sadly obsolete robots. In an extended version of “Coping With Humans,” one of a pair of ads IBM will air during Sunday’s Academy Awards, Fisher helps a group of metallic relics deal with not, in fact, being the droids we’re looking for. Why? Because these bots, unlike IBM’s Watson, simply can’t fathom the prospect of working directly with humans. They’d rather focus on their plans for world domination.…


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