Carrie Fisher, Watson and Some AI Humor from IBM

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Carrie Fisher passed away yesterday. We are remembering her here not because she was surrounded by futuristic AI in the original Star Wars movie in 1977 – although that may be a worthy enough reason – but because a more recent brush with real AI. Fisher appeared in early 2016 in a very humorous ad for IBM’s Watson where she leads a support group for struggling AI bots. The name of the ad is “Coping with Humans: a Support Group for Bots.” Kudos to AdAge for reminding everyone about the ad. Fisher, the consummate pro, pulled it off beautifully. She will be missed.