One of the things I enjoyed watching last year was Watson’s win in Jeopardy!.
“He” shows up now at Citi. It is indeed the Rise of the Machines.
Manufacturing was replaced largely by robots that welded and painted. Watson is a paradigm shift in how we think about the role of the knowledge worker. Using machine learning, Watson is able to make “sense” out of structured and unstructured data. This is not a evolutionary change, but a revolutionary change IMHO.