IBM’s Watson can make drinks, detect sarcasm, and kick your ass at Jeopardy. The world’s most famous computer already acts so much more like a human than most people I know. Now transportation startup Local Motors is putting Watson behind the wheel.
Olli is a new autonomous electric minibus powered by IBM’s famously friendly AI. The 12-passenger vehicle is manufactured right here in the US, using 3D-printing facilities at Local Motors’ plant outside Phoenix.