Meet Watson, your new tax preparer

IBM’s ongoing transformation into a lighter, more forward-thinking technology company continues to prominently feature fintech. A case in point: this week, the company announced a partnership with Dubai’s government to test trade finance applications using the hyperledger Fabric protocol and IBM’s cloud solutions. That announcement, which likely won’t generate any near-term revenues, follows last week’s announcement of a partnership between the company’s Watson division and H&R Block. Under the new robotax solution, Watson will help augment H&R’s tax professionals to enhance client experience and better find credits and deductions.



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