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IBM's Watson supercomputer will help vets transition to civilian life
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IBM's supercomputer Watson is ready to tackle a new challenge: helping veterans get ready for life outside of the military.

IBM has partnered with United Services Automobile Association (USAA) to offer Ask Watson, an online service that will help vets with everything from how to write the perfect résumé to applying for G.I. Bill benefits. In order to get the right information, Watson has analyzed more than 3,000 documents about transitioning from military to civilian life, Mashable reports. To take advantage of Ask Watson, USAA members just have to log on to the company's website.

"Putting Watson into the hands of consumers is a critical milestone toward improving how we work and live," says Mike Rhodin, senior vice president of IMB Watson group. "USAA's innovative application is a prime example of how Watson's cognitive intellect has the potential to empower individuals and organizations."

- - Catherine Garcia
 
 
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