SoftBank-IBM Partnership Could Make Robots Better At Human Emotions
IBM will lend its Watson cognitive computing muscle to SoftBank's approachable Pepper robot.By Evan Thomas | January 7, 2016
At this year's CES trade show, SoftBank and IBM said they'd work together to make SoftBank's Pepper robot smarter.
SoftBank brings Pepper — which recognizes and responds to emotions —
"Watson can understand unstructured data, which is 80 percent of data today: all of the information that is produced primarily by humans for other humans to consume," according to an explanatory video about IBM's Watson tech. (Video via IBM)
SoftBank and IBM envision Pepper as a teaching assistant or nursing aide, or working in self-service and retail environments.
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