The Machine-Reading Revolution

Updated 2:08 AM ET, Wed December 11, 2013
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IBM's Watson system defeated the human champion on "Jeopardy!" in February 2011, surprising the world. Now, a "Machine-Reading Revolution" is underway. Getty Images
Google Glass may seem futuristic now, but could soon be used in everyday life. It has a miniature projector, touch controls and voice commands that sit on your eyes and ears like glasses. That setup allows wearers to interact and engage with information and the world around them without having to pull out a phone. AFP/Getty Images
Here, an attendee uses Google Glass during the White House Youth Summit at the White House. U.S. President Barack Obama was speaking to the group about healthcare. AFP/Getty Images
Google Now is a personal assistant which delivers customized information it predicts you will want, such as the weather, traffic conditions and the performance of your favorite sports team. Google
Siri's voice recognition technology was seen as a first step to creating a highly personalized assistant. The questions answerable by such technology is expected to explode, with answers automatically extracted and synthesized from news, web pages, and tweets. Oli Scarff/Getty Images
The developers at Apple baked some wit into Siri's otherwise robotic responses -- but could we be headed to a future where technology can provide a more technical answer to this question? Stewart Scott-Curran/CNN