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Watson begins world domination, mapping internet access and Robocop returns to Detroit: John Moe's Tech Report

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Contestants Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter compete against 'Watson' at a press conference to discuss the upcoming Man V. Machine 'Jeopardy!' competition Jan. 13, 2011. Getty Images/Ben Hider

After beating out its human competitors on Jeopardy Wednesday night, Watson will lend its artificial intelligence to a health care project that will create the perfect physicians assistant. The FCC has released a map showing the penetration of internet access across the U.S. in its first step toward expanding internet access. And Detroit crowd funds a giant Robocop statue. John Moe joins us to talk about the latest in tech.

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