A new IBM advert for Watson, its new artificial intelligence software, with Bob Dylan:
Yes, for the first time in a commercial, Dylan betrays a sense of humor and a willingness even to participate in a bit of self-mockery. “I have never known love,” says Watson, to which Dylan replies, “Maybe we should write a song together.” Watson then tells Dylan that he can sing. “You can sing?” Dylan answers, somewhat incredulously, which I read as another bit of self-awareness coming from one of the greatest singers of our era, a man who boasts a voice that most people still regard as an acquired taste.
Or, to put it another way: that computer has a very annoying voice, but so - according to many - does Bob.
And Mike Ayers at the WSJ.
Me, I have no particular thoughts. Weird, though.