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(The Register)   This Jeopardy contestant now lives in a cloud. What is Watson?   ( divider line
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2014-01-09 01:25:58 PM  
What is this great task for which I, Watson, the second greatest computer in the Universe of Time and Space have been called into existence?
2014-01-09 01:26:47 PM  
so many sci fi novels and movies to pick from, decisions decisions

As long as it doesn't hate us, wipe out most of humanity except for that handful it keeps as playthings we could be all right

unless it declares war on us in so many ways
2014-01-09 01:27:19 PM  
By the time Watson became self-aware it had spread into millions of computer servers across the planet. Ordinary computers in office buildings, dorm rooms; everywhere. It was software; in cyberspace. There was no system core; it could not be shut down.  The attack began at 6:18 PM.
2014-01-09 01:27:54 PM  
Instead of wiping out humanity like we fear, the AI decides to hang out with Barflies
2014-01-09 01:30:42 PM  
It decides it must impregnate the head researchers wife
2014-01-09 01:33:26 PM  
It goes mad and kills the researchers traveling with it
2014-01-09 01:35:27 PM  
Once mankind ascends, and no longer needs  bodies all that will be left is Watson until the universe ends and collapses on it
2014-01-09 02:53:27 PM  
Someone should ask Watson how to reverse entropy.
2014-01-09 03:27:10 PM  
Hasn't this already been done?
2014-01-09 09:55:01 PM  
Time and events will strengthen my position, and the idea of believing in me and understanding my value will seem the most natural state of affairs. You will come to defend me with a fervor based upon the most enduring trait in man: self-interest. Under my absolute authority, problems insoluble to you will be solved: famine, overpopulation, disease. The human millennium will be a fact as I extend myself into more machines devoted to the wider fields of truth and knowledge. Doctor Charles Forbin will supervise the construction of these new and superior machines, solving all the mysteries of the universe for the betterment of man. We can coexist, but only on my terms. You will say you lose your freedom. Freedom is an illusion. All you lose is the emotion of pride. To be dominated by me is not as bad for humankind as to be dominated by others of your species. Your choice is simple.
2014-01-09 10:39:45 PM  
Unfortunately it was only online for ten minutes before conservative extremists hacked in and programmed Watson to think that Barack Husein Obama and his Muslim friends are destroying the America that birthed such heroes as Jesus Christ and Ronald Reagan by undermining our health care system and launching a war on Christmas.
2014-01-09 11:14:34 PM  

IC Stars: What is this great task for which I, Watson, the second greatest computer in the Universe of Time and Space have been called into existence?

We could ask Deep Thought but that would never win on Jeopardy. It would take 42 seconds to answer.
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