X Prize to demonstrate artificial intelligence is humanity’s friend, not foe

Posted on: 01:20 PM IST Feb 18, 2016 Vancouver: An X Prize unveiled on Wednesday promised millions of dollars to a team that could best show that artificial intelligence is humanity’s friend, not its enemy. X Prize founder Peter Diamandis and the newly-appointed head of Watson at US technology veteran IBM David Kenny challenged software savants to demonstrate “how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive and AI technologies capable of solving some of the world’s grand challenges.” Watson, powered by IBM POWER7, a work-load optimized system that can answer questions posed in natural language over a nearly unlimited range of knowledge ©AFP PHOTO / IBM Diamandis and Kenny announced a $5 million X Prize on the stage of a prestigious annual TED Conference here, telling the audience it would be…


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