Her is a 2013 American science fiction romantic comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent computer operating system personified through a female voice. Jonze conceived the idea in the early 2000s after reading an article about Cleverbot, a web application that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to have conversations with humans.

I spent an entire day with Watson last Tuesday along with my colleague Dan Latimore (should read his blog about it!) and I could not avoid the resemblance, though IBM’s Watson is much more focused on the business side of the machine/human interaction and collaboration.

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