I think this [Watson AI System] is really a tool that can assist knowledge workers, but isn’t going to replace them outright. Just like we won’t let a GPS drive our car by itself, we’re not going to turn over legal advice to computer. It’s just not ready for prime time, and won’t be in 10 years.
My TomTom can’t drive a car, but there are already computer systems that can:
And these robot cars don’t just drive slow or haltingly. They can now safely manage aggressive driving. Here’s a view from the outside of the car:
And here, I think, is the same run from inside the car. If you are subject to motion sickness, you might avoid this one.
This test run, by the way, was at TED.