IBM's Watson Hired For His First Real Job

Watson, Behind the Curtain

Dan Nosowitz

IBM's Jeopardy! master robot Watson may not be a judge anytime soon, but he has gotten his first job: as a diagnostic whiz, like we expected. (Note: We will refer to Watson as a "he" and not an "it" until he stops being more charismatic than most humans we know.) According to the Wall Street Journal, IBM and health insurer WellPoint have agreed to use Watson to "help suggest treatment options and diagnoses to doctors." Congratulations, Watson! Don't blow your first paycheck on anything frivolous! WSJ