NEW YORK (AP) – H&R Block Inc. is working with IBM’s Watson supercomputer this tax season.READ MORE: Pastor Ed Litton, Who Worked For Racial Unity, Picked To Lead Southern Baptists
The company said Wednesday that its employees will work with Watson to identify credits and deductions and find other solutions for customers. It’s the first time Watson, which has been used in health care, retail and other settings, will be applied to tax preparation.READ MORE: Against The Odds Senate Democrats Press Ahead With Voting Bill
H&R Block and IBM trained Watson in the language of tax. The system will apply that knowledge to the thousands of questions and topics discussed during the return-filing process.
H&R Block, which is based in Kansas City, Missouri, said it expects its use of Watson will expand over time.MORE NEWS: Remarkable Turnaround For North Texas Puppy Found 2 Years Ago Fighting For Life
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