Friday, April 14, 2017

help us accomplish ambitious goals

IBM: Response to RFI

For decades, we have been stockpiling digital information. We have digitized the history of the world’s literature and all of its medical journals. We track and store the movements of automobiles, trains, planes and mobile phones. And we are privy to the real-time sentiments of billions of people through social media. It is not unreasonable to expect that within this rapidly growing body of digital information lies the secrets to defeating cancer, reversing climate change, or managing the complexity of the global economy. We believe that many of the ambiguities and inefficiencies of the critical systems that facilitate life on this planet can be eliminated. And we believe that AI systems are the tools that will help us accomplish these ambitious goals.

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