Want to launch a nuclear missile? You’ll need a floppy disk. The Pentagon is still using 1970s-era computing systems that require floppy disks. U.S. government departments spend upwards of $60 billion a year on operating and maintaining out-of-date technologies, three times the investment on modern IT systems. This is due to change in the next few years thanks to the tech-saavy Obama administration shocking established culture by putting all departments on notice to upgrade their systems. Steve and Ben discuss this amazing story and contrast it with an example of the latest in technological advances being worked on today, IBM’s artificial intelligence solution, Watson.
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