I’d never heard of Watson, but the search tool is using Ask’s retirement of Jeeves in a clever viral marketing effort.
At the A Job For Jeeves site, they suggest that Jeeves is now looking for a job, after beeing forced into retirement. They ask whether they should hire the butler…
He’s got the right M.O. – after all, butlers, just like online search tools, should be proactive, not reactive. You don’t need to ask a good butler a question to get or find something; he should already know what you need and always have the info at-hand, just like Watson proactively brings computer users relevant information.
It’s a cute way to bring attention to Watson, so I’ll bite and go ahead and give them a plug. What does Watson do?