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How IBM Watson will improve your morning commute

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Keith Hake
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IBM Watson isn't known as a consumer-grade bot that works like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

It’s really meant to showcase the massive supercomputing prowess of the famous tech icon (and play Jeopardy).

Yet, at a recent demo at the CES 2019 convention in Las Vegas, the powerful 'super assistant' proved helpful in an autonomous shuttle that did not have a steering wheel, brakes, or a gas pedal.

The demo took place in a parking lot and involved a company called Via, together with Comet and Aurrigo – showing not just how a shuttle might work but how you could request one as well.

They might be unfamiliar with how any of it works.

In my test, the small enclosed space (about 100 feet in a parking lot) was meant to show how a shuttle might respond to voice commands about a destination, like New York or London.

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