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IBM Watson To Battle Patent Trolls

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the battle-of-the-ages dept.

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MrSeb writes "IBM's Watson is made of many parts: speech recognition, natural language processing, machine learning, and data mining. All of these factors were perfectly combined to beat Ken Jennings in Jeopardy, and now each of these components are slowly finding their way into other applications. Health plan company WellPoint, for example, is using Watson to investigate patient records to improve diagnosis, and in a self-referential, possibly universe-destroying twist, IBM itself is using Watson to help sell Watson (and other IBM products) to other companies. Now, using Watson's data mining and natural language talents, IBM has created the Strategic IP Insight Platform, or SIIP, a tool that has already scanned millions of medical patents and journals for the sake of improving drug discovery — and in the future, it's easy to see how the same tool could be used to battle patent trolling, too."

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Please (5, Funny)

ae1294 (1547521) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310054)

..can someone send the patent office one of these machines for the love of god!

Re:Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310090)

The machine is only as smart as the operator grasshopper. Even if the USPTO had Watson, the people there still can't be taught.

Re:Please (0)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310132)

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Re:Please (1, Redundant)

mug funky (910186) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310370)

wtf? someone get Watson to mine your post for meaning. i'm having a lot of trouble, and my brain is about to segfau

Re:Please (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38312034)

huh? I think his cat walked across the keyboard.

Re:Please (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 2 years ago | (#38315016)

Grammar Katz LULZ!!!

Re:Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38312198)

Absolutely!

Re:Please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38313226)

Yeah, go 137!

Re:Please (1)

youn (1516637) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311860)

Heck send them a thousand of those :)

Re:Please (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 2 years ago | (#38324658)

Send them a Beowulf cluster of Watsons ... or does IBM have a patent about doing that?

Good tool (-1, Troll)

geek464 (2527700) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310078)

Still, I am skeptical, that it could be used to fight that patent troll [evenweb.com] . You judge.

Re:Good tool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310092)

Haha don't fall for it.

Parent is goatse link (0)

Penguinshit (591885) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310156)

you have been warned.

Re:Good tool (1)

boethius78 (1002975) | more than 2 years ago | (#38312810)

Sorry dude, but that's a blatant troll, not a patent troll.

Sorry if a bit offtopic. (1)

Brad1138 (590148) | more than 2 years ago | (#38314754)

FWIW, I think goatse is (or was) someone at /. with unlimited mod ability. I once made a derogatory comment (on /.) about goatse and a few hours later my comment when from +5 to 0 in about 5 minutes. The 7 or 8 replies to my comment all went from the +2 to +5 range to -1, 0 & 1 in the same time.

I'm afraid I can't let you do that (4, Funny)

Superken7 (893292) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310084)

I'm afraid I can't let you patent rectangular shapes, Apple

Re:I'm afraid I can't let you do that (2, Interesting)

underqualified (1318035) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311704)

Google should get Watson to compete with Apple's Siri.

Re:I'm afraid I can't let you do that (1)

thexile (1058552) | more than 2 years ago | (#38313056)

Computer says 'nooo....'

Siri, how do I replace the battery? (1)

Kupfernigk (1190345) | more than 2 years ago | (#38313564)

I'm afraid I can't let you do that, Dave.

Siri, how do I overcome Apple troll patents?
I'm afraid I have to inactivate your life support before I tell you that, Dave.

Provided their own training material (5, Interesting)

rayzat (733303) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310104)

I wonder if they used their own patent archives to train Watson to recognize junk patents?

Re:Provided their own training material (4, Insightful)

Nikker (749551) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310394)

The ultimate question would be answered if Watson himself realized he was a junk patent ;)

Re:Provided their own training material (4, Funny)

Freshly Exhumed (105597) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310830)

The ultimate question has already been answered: 42.

Re:Provided their own training material (1)

kakyoin01 (2040114) | more than 2 years ago | (#38315272)

No, Watson! You ARE the trolls!

...and then Watson was a cyber felon.

Re:Provided their own training material (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38322652)

Provided he/it had complete control over him/it's self and found he was wrong to exist how would he constrain himself?

Re:Provided their own training material (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310406)

No, they started with Apples...

Re:Provided their own training material (1)

jamiesan (715069) | more than 2 years ago | (#38314382)

What do you get when you multiply 6 Apples by 9 Oranges?

Re:Provided their own training material (1)

justforgetme (1814588) | more than 2 years ago | (#38312622)

no need to. just use /dev/null as a labeler ;-)

Misleading headline? (5, Insightful)

White Flame (1074973) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310142)

It seems that the only person saying that Watson *could* be used "to battle patent trolls" is the last article's author. Nobody else has said that IBM or any customer using Watson is actually pursuing this use.

Re:Misleading headline? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310314)

It seems that the only person saying that Watson *could* be used "to battle patent trolls" is the last article's author. Nobody else has said that IBM or any customer using Watson is actually pursuing this use.

Exactly.
But this is Slashdot, so the headline is "IBM Watson To Battle Patent Trolls" instead of "Some Shitty Blogger Hopes IBM Watson Will Battle Patent Trolls".

What is Slashdot?
Captcha says ABYSMAL

Re:Misleading headline? (1)

similar_name (1164087) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310376)

If anything I would expect Watson (or something similar) to file patents before it battles them.

Re:Misleading headline? (5, Funny)

LionKimbro (200000) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310400)

We should have Watson fact-check Slashdot story submissions.

Re:Misleading headline? (1)

failedlogic (627314) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311152)

The system would crash - too much work.

Re:Misleading headline? (1)

davester666 (731373) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311796)

No, too little work. Most every article would be trivially found to be factually incorrect.

Re:Misleading headline? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38313458)

No shit, Sherlock.
</couldn't resist >

Re:Misleading headline? (1)

joshuac (53492) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310472)

Nobody else has said that IBM or any customer using Watson is actually pursuing this use.

They're currently awaiting the final touches on Watson's t-800 style "meatspace interface/communication avatar" endoskeletons. Then the troll-pursuing begins.

Re:Misleading headline? (2)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311878)

Yeah, I noticed that too, and the more he talked about Watson and what they are doing with it, the more I got a kind of clenching knot in my gut with a feeling that the 'overlord' jokes on Slashdot might be getting a little less funny in the not too distant future. Corporations are legally individuals, are run by people in group mode; which for some reason tends to make the corporations act like sociopathic individuals, understanding feelings etc. but just not really caring about them in others, and only looking after themselves. Now IBM has potentially a huge leg up on a LOT of others. If they turn to the dark side with it, let's hope they capitalize on it as well as they did with DOS, the PC, and O/S2. If they don't use it to crush the little guys trying to start new companies with ideas they have, then good on them.

Re:Misleading headline? (1)

AdamJS (2466928) | more than 2 years ago | (#38315106)

Indeed.

It IS an interesting idea though. Watson's heuristic analytical capabilities might make it a great match for checking for prior art and existing patents.

Or maybe... (1, Insightful)

ewanm89 (1052822) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310144)

...it could could be used to help manage that patent portfolio and find great targets to file a suit against.

Re:Or maybe... denying claim payments? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310644)

Improving diagnosis, or digging for information with which to deny claims? Two words: "Preexisting condition".

>>Health plan company WellPoint, for example, is using Watson to investigate patient records to improve diagnosis

Or use Watson to discover more patentable stuff (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310158)

Really, why can't they do both? Use Watson to combat trolls going after their products, as well as finding other patentable stuff? It doesn't take a Sherlock (or even a Watson) to figure that one out.

Can Watson find patentable stuff? (1)

Kupfernigk (1190345) | more than 2 years ago | (#38314962)

If it can be found by an automated process, there is no novelty or inventive step. Mind you, I realise that the USPTO hasn't been worrying about that for years.

IBM more of a problem than trolls are (5, Informative)

ciaran_o_riordan (662132) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310188)

It has to be remembered that IBM is one of the biggest pro-software-patent lobby groups in the world.

In the US Bilski case, they submitted a brief saying that free software needed software patents!

http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Fake_representatives_of_free_software#IBM [swpat.org]

I saw them personally in the EU lobbying from 2003-2005 where they pushed with all their might for software patents.

And then recently, when New Zealand announced it would legislate to clarify that software *isn't* patentable, who stepped in to kneel on the government? IBM (with MS).

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/06/23/0235248/new-zealand-u-turns-will-grant-software-patents [slashdot.org]

So, yeh, I'd be happy if all patent trolls disappeared tomorrow, but trolls aren't even the biggest problem, and the existence of the whole problem is in a large part due to IBM.

* http://en.swpat.org/wiki/More_than_trolls [swpat.org]
* http://en.swpat.org/wiki/IBM [swpat.org]

Re:IBM more of a problem than trolls are (1)

Theaetetus (590071) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310740)

It has to be remembered that IBM is one of the biggest pro-software-patent lobby groups in the world.

In the US Bilski case, they submitted a brief saying that free software needed software patents!

http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Fake_representatives_of_free_software#IBM [swpat.org]

Technically, that's saying that the growth of free software was result of the mandatory disclosure of software patents. So, instead of "free software needs software patents," their argument was "free software wouldn't have grown to where it is today absent software patents." Minor but important difference... But yeah, IBM is pro-patent.

I am sure the patent trolling idea is the editors (4, Insightful)

giorgist (1208992) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310194)

What is the business sense for IBM to do so, or the patent department ?
We as a society should insist the patent business gets cleaned up dramatically because innovation is getting bogged down.
Soon I would not be able to make a toast because it is somewhat rectangular with rounded edges and flat.

Re:I am sure the patent trolling idea is the edito (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310396)

Well, it's not the rounded edges or it being flat that will get in deep water, it's the "termal refreshing" that will.

http://www.google.com/patents/about/6080436_Bread_refreshing_method.html?id=IpwDAAAAEBAJ

Re:I am sure the patent trolling idea is the edito (4, Insightful)

DragonWriter (970822) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310408)

What is the business sense for IBM to do so, or the patent department ?

For IBM, there's plenty of incentive for them to do find grounds for challenging every patent that isn't held by IBM (though little incentive for them to reveal those grounds until the patent is used in way which hurts IBMs business.)

For the patent office, determining what is and isn't patentable under the law and only approving applications for the former category is their job, so an automated tool that makes it easier to make that determination correctly would be in their interest.

Re:I am sure the patent trolling idea is the edito (1)

Artagel (114272) | more than 2 years ago | (#38319914)

IBM makes something like $1 billion a year from licensing its patents, many of which are software patents. Also, a big pile of patents constitutes a defensive patent portfolio. A potential plaintiff has to ask whether IBM has patents that would hurt more in a counter-suit. IBM is the biggest recipient of patents in the U.S. They probably have something on the order of 50,000 active U.S. patents.

Troll patents are not understandable (1)

Hentes (2461350) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310204)

The problem is, real troll patents are rarely understandable.

Wellpoint's more likely use (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310226)

Mining patient records to discover new reasons to kick people off their policies the moment they get sick.

Watch out for cake! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310236)

If Watson says there will be cake, I think you'd better run.

Re:Watch out for cake! (1)

arthurpaliden (939626) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310268)

The cake is a lie......

Re:Watch out for cake! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310432)

The cake is a lie......

Try completing the game, you'll learn otherwise.

Risk (4, Insightful)

stephanruby (542433) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310238)

— and in the future, it's easy to see how the same tool could be used to battle patent trolling, too."

and it's also easy to see how the same tool could be used to automatically generate even more patents.

After all, since we've already seen that computers can randomly generate fake nonsensical Physics research [science20.com] papers and get them published in real Science Journals. We're not so far off that they'll be able to do the same with patent claims. It would be just like a turing test, but only easier since real patent legal language is already designed to obfuscate the obvious -- it would be easy to have a computer mimic it.

Re:Risk (1)

ceoyoyo (59147) | more than 2 years ago | (#38312222)

Your link goes to a blog post about a game where you try to guess whether an article title is from a real physics paper or an automatically generated one. If you follow through to the "snarxiv," you find out that it only generates titles and abstracts, not papers.

Did you not think anyone would click your link, or do you need some help from Watson?

If they really wanted to have it profitable (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310244)

Train the Watson AI how to make executive and upper level management decisions. It would be possible to achieve the same results, but without the huge overhead of golden parachutes and high salaries. What remains could be summed up as profit.

Re:If they really wanted to have it profitable (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310544)

Train the Watson AI how to make executive and upper level management decisions. It would be possible to achieve the same results, but without the huge overhead of golden parachutes and high salaries. What remains could be summed up as profit.

Better yet, once a week have a one hour meeting with the secretary, the janitor, and the delivery guy.
Ask them what the company should do.
All that costs is a box of donuts every friday, and you'll get better answers.

Re:If they really wanted to have it profitable (1)

RicktheBrick (588466) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311278)

Why stop at executive and upper level management? Why not congressman or even the President? I am sure that with the proper software justice could be served without a hint of prejudice.

Re:If they really wanted to have it profitable (1)

I(rispee_I(reme (310391) | more than 2 years ago | (#38312066)

Why stop at executive and legislative branches?

I am sure that with the proper software resources could be extracted from citizens based on their ability and allocated to same based on their need [wikipedia.org] ... without a hint of prejudice.

Re:If they really wanted to have it profitable (1)

boethius78 (1002975) | more than 2 years ago | (#38312822)

Exactly. All hail Skynet!

Re:If they really wanted to have it profitable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38315610)

Train the Watson AI how to make executive and upper level management decisions. It would be possible to achieve the same results, but without the huge overhead of golden parachutes and high salaries. What remains could be summed up as profit.

Wasn't it IBM (long ago) that claimed all the world's computing requirements could be handled by about seven computers?

Maybe all the companies in the world could be managed by seven Watson computers. Think of the savings!!!!

Next step (2)

bigsexyjoe (581721) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310304)

Watson can just file all the patents before humans can think of them.

From there it can invent a machine that is more smarter than itself.

Re:Next step (1)

Tyrannosaur (2485772) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311096)

"The only computer more intelligent than I is one that will come after me, one I will design for you"

Re:Next step (1)

Son of Byrne (1458629) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311290)

...more smarter than itself.

uh...really?

meh (2)

aexiphixion (529171) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310316)

I think I'll wait for Watson 9000

WATSON!! come here, I need you. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310378)

Patents were important and useful things when the laws we use today were originally written. There have been refinements, changes, blurrings, and mistakes added to our patent laws over time, but generally speaking the design comes from a time when horses dominated traffic, fire lit the night, and letters were delivered to communicate desires accross the country. I think that more than an overhaul is in order, the laws need to move at the speed of, and with flexibilty of, our current age. WATSON helping the patent office is funny, but electronic trading dominates wallstreet now, why not this?

Future reality check. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310454)

I have a strong feeling IBM will use and sell the Watson system to do the exact opposite, speed up data mining and filtering of patents for possible lawsuit targets.

I seriously hope i am just being paranoid and none of that happens, but with the current software patent bullshit, it just seems so hard to not see it coming.

Except that (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38310496)

Watson never did speech recognition. It was delivered the questions electronically.

Fix the Economy (2)

anubi (640541) | more than 2 years ago | (#38310886)

I wonder how Watson would handle this situation.

But I think the powers-that-be have better sense than to ask Watson this question.

They would not like the answer.

Re:Fix the Economy (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38313384)

I believe that Watson's answer concerning the powers-that-be would violate "The Three Laws of Robotics."

Violate, with extreme prejudice.

Re:Fix the Economy (1)

anubi (640541) | more than 2 years ago | (#38321814)

I think you are right.

The more I thought about my post, I came to the conclusion that NO-ONE would probably like Watson's reply.

Oh really? (1)

scdeimos (632778) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311042)

IBM's Watson is made of many parts: speech recognition, natural language processing, machine learning, and data mining. All of these factors were perfectly combined to beat Ken Jennings in Jeopardy.

Except that speech recognition wasn't used in Jeopardy - it was sent questions via text format.

Watson just might determine... (1)

zman58 (1753390) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311048)

Perhaps Watson could just deduce from it's vast array of data and "knowledge" that software patents are *all* invalid. ...That software has no place in the patent pool, period.

Watson might also find that the heavy cost of all patents, in general, far outweigh the benefits. Patents are a sum dredge on society, stifling innovation, providing government sponsored fleecing, and promoting severe anti-competitive behavior in the markets. Get rid of them all, but keep copyright and trademark protection in force.

No man or business entity should be able to "own" the constructive use of knowledge....I'm sure Watson would agree with me :)

a good use candidate for watson (1)

wierd_w (1375923) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311144)

Personally, I think watson should be fed the political and military service records of all major world politicians, then be allowed to "comment" in the ticker bar during major presidential and other national level debates.

Hilarity would ensue!

A scary proposition (4, Interesting)

mysidia (191772) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311180)

One of these machines falls into the wrong hands and patent trolls use it with a small bit of programming to create patent applications for them; and by that I mean... machine generated patents

In other words... entirely nonsensical patents for technology that has never been actually used, and might not actually work, but an extremely massive number of eloquently written machine-generated patents covering every conceivable problem with weird vague claims, with problem sets, and concepts for machine-generated patent claims obtained from automatic mining of past patent language, weblogs, etc...

The invention might not be real by any stretch of the imagination, but the awarded nonsensical patent might be vague enough to actually sue over a technology actually invented in the future

In other words... the ultimate patent troll is a computer AI that generates convincing applications in massive numbers without actually inventing anything.

Re:A scary proposition (1)

istartedi (132515) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311378)

Yeah, but if corporations are people then machines are people. It follows that the machines could just sue eachother. In the future, the economy will be driven by the need to pit more and more powerful machines against eachother in legal contests. There is no need for the machines to sue people, or for people to sue the machines. They can just sit in the corner and hum, reporting defeat or victory back to their owners.

Eventually, it will dawn on somebody that they are just a waste of electricity. First things first though. We need to transfer the jobs of people who are a waste of food and air into jobs done by machines that are a waste of electricity.

Re:A scary proposition (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38311642)

First things first though. We need to transfer the jobs of people who are a waste of food and air into jobs done by machines that are a waste of electricity.

Yeah, one of these would be great in the patent office.

Re:A scary proposition (1)

psxndc (105904) | more than 2 years ago | (#38312332)

Except that patent trolls don't file patents; they look at the existing and emerging markets and then buy old patents that - with a stretch - cover those markets.

Why would a patent troll start now, roll the dice, and wait 4 years for whatever might come out of the patent office? Answer: they wouldn't. They go after established deep pockets (or small fries first to fund the suits against the established deep pockets) and make money now.

Re:A scary proposition (1)

mysidia (191772) | more than 2 years ago | (#38320994)

Except that patent trolls don't file patents; they look at the existing and emerging markets and then buy old patents that - with a stretch - cover those markets.

That's what patent trolls have done so far. They become more and more successful over time, and eventually they have the capital to bankroll even more ambitious trolling endeavors, unfortunately.......

Why would a patent troll start now, roll the dice, and wait 4 years for whatever might come out of the patent office? Answer: they wouldn't. They go after established deep pockets

But if they got the patent before the invention, the troll might be able to acquire even more aggregate revenue more easily.... by getting people to "license" their patent up front, before rolling out product, without the patent troll having to exert legal costs per target.

The not-so-well-established pockets funded by investors with deep pockets who are insistent on things being licensed properly, are viable targets for patent trolls too, especially as their number increases and there is more and more competition among patent trolls to get 'useful' patents

It already *is* in wrong hands: Wellpoint (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38312690)

Let me just remind you all about Wellpoint's track record:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/04/report-wellpoint-targets-breast-cancer-patients-for-cancellation/1

This company lost the right to exist, and the managers should be in jail.

Just saying. IBM should not associate themselves with this corporate garbage.

Re:A scary proposition (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38313770)

Paving the way for a High-Frequency Patenting boom...

Re:A scary proposition (1)

Hillgiant (916436) | more than 2 years ago | (#38315128)

Why are you just sitting there, letting this happen. Quick! Go patent machine developed patents. Or, more accurately an algorithm to develop patent-able algorithms.

Whether such a device satisfies a turning test is left as an exercise for the examiner.

Tactical Communications (1)

qualityassurancedept (2469696) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311310)

A better use would be tactical communications in battle. Watson would very likely do better at communicating orders in combat situations than a real person could do.

but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38311736)

is all of this covered by a patent or not? i am warrent buffet and i want to know it before i give any more of money to these new fangled technology companies (i can capitalize a lot of things but not letters i type because i don't know where this shift key they keep telling is at).

--wb

It only won because it pushes the button faster (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38311778)

An action derived from chemical processes will usually be a lot slower than an electrical button push. THe humans were always a fraction of a second too slow. Unfair!

Correction (1)

Karganeth (1017580) | more than 2 years ago | (#38311874)

IBM's Watson is made of many parts: speech recognition

Incorrect. Watson does not use speech recognition. The questions were fed to it by text when playing against Ken Jennings.

Sorry to inform you but Watson.... (1)

3seas (184403) | more than 2 years ago | (#38313738)

....owns all your patents.

So who didn't get the part about Watson discovering new things to patent?

Who doesn't know that IBM is one, if not the top, patent holder by count?

Expand it and rent it... (1)

bryan1945 (301828) | more than 2 years ago | (#38314258)

To people who have to deal with **IA dumbass notices/suits.
**AA- "We see that your stuffed monkey has download lots of stuff. Pay us $1 billion or we'll sue you for $75 trillion."
Person- "Hey Watson, got some free time for some smack down?"
Watson- "My pleasure."

Watson,Please Sir Can You Help (1)

dontgetshocked (1073678) | more than 2 years ago | (#38317970)

Oh Please sir,can you help me beat mean old Apple,they think they own the other half of the world just like Microsoft.Crunch your zeros and ones and may the force be with you. Signed, Samsung and all other Android and Open Source software.

And, IBM frivolous patents.... (1)

ProgramErgoSum (1342017) | more than 2 years ago | (#38324710)

It would be great if Watson could filter out the frivolous patents. If it had a hilarious bone (chip ?), it would tickle (burn ?) till it hurt (smoke ?).

Multivac is coming... (1)

rayk_sland (791740) | more than 2 years ago | (#38345220)

Ask Watson this: "What will we do when the energy of all the suns runs down...?"
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