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(Eater)   IBM creates Watson cooking app. All kitchen tips will be phrased in the form of a question   ( eater.com) divider line
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2014-07-03 05:53:08 AM  
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I'm afraid I can't open the oven.
2014-07-03 08:30:11 AM  
Cooking is art, baking science.
There needs to be a turing test for robotic chefs!
2014-07-03 08:42:12 AM  
The rib roast lays on its back, its belly baking on the hot grill, the timer tells you it's time to flip it. But it can't. Not with out your help. But you're not helping.
2014-07-03 08:45:19 AM  
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"To be fair, the braised and confused newt on a bed of crushed Doritos turned out to be delicious."

2014-07-03 09:14:59 AM  
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2014-07-03 10:38:13 AM  
Wasn't Watson the name of the family that founded IBM?
2014-07-03 10:53:53 AM  
Eew... toad stroganoff.
2014-07-03 12:51:16 PM  

StrikitRich: Wasn't Watson the name of the family that founded IBM?

2014-07-03 01:13:42 PM  

StrikitRich: Wasn't Watson the name of the family that founded IBM?

Sort of. The truth is messy.

Charles Ranlett Flint created the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (C-T-R) in 1911 by merging three existing companies. A couple of years later he lured Thomas J. Watson sr. away from NCR to lead the company, which he did from 1914 to 1956. In 1924 the company was renamed International Business Machines. He was succeeded by his son, Thomas jr.

So "yes" in the sense that the Watsons made IBM as we know it, the dominant global force in computing that it was in the 1950s and 1960s, and the blue suited sales driven culture it was famous for. "No" in the literal sense that the company already existed when Watson was recruited, although the company he left behind bore little resemblance to the company he joined.
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