Is there any risk in the near future of replacing all encyclopedias with Watson-like AI where knowledge is accessible by everybody through API?
Something similar happened in the future in The Time Machine movie from 2002.
Obviously maintaining 40 million articles and keeping it up-to-date and consistent could be beyond brain power of few thousands of active editors. Not to mention thousands of other encyclopedias including paperback version or large number of books used by universities which needs to be updated every year by a huge number of people.
What are the pros and cons of such a change?