npr.org – “I want you to hold off on your intellectual gag response,” the speaker told us. “I want you to stay with me through this ’til we get to the end.” The speaker was Paul Horn, former executive director of research at IBM. He’s the man behind Watson, the machine that beat humans at Jeopardy. Horn is a highly informed, deep thinker on future technology. His talk was called “The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines.