Monday, September 21, 2020

Online shoppers hit Cyber Monday — hard

Come on, admit it. How much work did you get done yesterday? Not much? Well, you’re not alone.

Bosses across the country may not be happy to hear that people hit the big Cyber Monday sales hard.

Yesterday’s Cyber Monday drew in record sales, with numbers jumping 17.8 percent over the same day last year, according to IBM Watson analytics.

IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which uses artificial intelligence, is the machine that took on Jeopardy’s game show champions. One area where IBM is using it is to track online traffic, like online shopping data.

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