The old-line corporation wanted to be perceived as an equal to newer players in the tech box.
Recently, reports The Wall Street Journal, that has hit a wall. It's also possible that the aura surrounding AI has dimmed. Career experts will have to factor this setback in when they project the future in various lines of work.
Watson had been assigned to deliver breakthrough results on cancer treatments. However, the outcomes don't go beyond what the scientific world already knows.
Those who assumed AI put their career future in play can exhale. At least, for now.
For instance, manpower in the legal sector, ranging from large law firms to the bowels of freelance document review, were informed that they were on short time. AI was going to take over the lion's share of strategic planning for cases and e-discovery. Maybe, as occurred at IBM, that won't be the reality in the near future.
The lesson here is to use one's own common sense in interpreting corporate branding and media coverage. Otherwise there is premature angst about a career path.
For more than a decade, the world has been telling writers that line of work is over. In some niches, such as journalism, jobs and assignments might have declined in number and compensation. However, writers who could figure out the dynamics of the marketplace, beneath the propaganda, are making a very good living. Frequently, on their terms.
Part of that has been the willingness to be open to change. Here, free to download, is my thought leadership book on how to find a ramp out of one's professional comfort zone.
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