Japanese company replaces office workers with AI

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Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance believes it will increase productivity by 30% and see a return on its investment in less than two years. The move is unlikely to be welcomed, however, by 34 employees who will be made redundant by the end of March.The system is based on IBM’s Watson Explorer, which, according to the tech firm, possesses “cognitive technology that can think like a human”, enabling it to “analyse and interpret all of your data, including unstructured text, images, audio and video”. http://bit.ly/2iH8smN

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