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From the Ted Talk by Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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But you know, Watson is growing up fast. It's being tested for jobs in call centers, and it's getting them. It's applying for legal, banking and medical jobs, and getting some of them. Isn't it ______ that at the very moment we are building ___________ machines, perhaps the most _________ invention in human history, some people are arguing that __________ is stagnating? Like the first two industrial revolutions, the full implications of the new machine age are going to take at least a century to fully play out, but they are __________.

Solution

  1. intelligent
  2. innovation
  3. important
  4. staggering
  5. ironic

Original Text

But you know, Watson is growing up fast. It's being tested for jobs in call centers, and it's getting them. It's applying for legal, banking and medical jobs, and getting some of them. Isn't it ironic that at the very moment we are building intelligent machines, perhaps the most important invention in human history, some people are arguing that innovation is stagnating? Like the first two industrial revolutions, the full implications of the new machine age are going to take at least a century to fully play out, but they are staggering.

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