IBM's supercomputer Watson will be assisting H&R Block with its customers tax returns this year.
Bill Cobb, a chief executive of H&R Block, said that he hopes the partnership with IBM will “reinvent the retail experience for taxpayers.”
In preparation for the tax season, IBM officials said Watson learned 74,000 pages of the federal tax code, as well as tax-related questions accumulated by H&R Block over six decades of tax preparation.
Watson is now online and accessible to H&R Block’s clientele at www.hrblock.com/Tax-Filing/IBM-Watson.
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