When Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings went head to head with Watson, he signed off his Final Jeopardy answer with a postscript of “I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords”. His tongue in cheek comment was a jab at the “rise of the machines” and A.I. that at some point is hell bent to do us all in. Watson was presented as the alpha of these machines with its cognitive … [Read more...] about Is Watson Only as Good as The Humans Behind It?
In 1992 the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) moved from the decades old token system for fares to the MetroCard system. The MetroCard improved the process of fare collection for the MTA by improving ease of access, the elimination of paper transfers, payment flexibility at booths and kiosks, long with unburdening commuters from the pocket weight of … [Read more...] about Life on the Iron Horse: Processing the Potential of New Processes