Archive for August, 2015

From Invention to Product

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In the trajectory from invention to product, cognitive computing is following a familiar pathway, but with some additional twists in the road because of the complexity of the technologies involved. IBM’s Watson was a breakthrough in computing. As an invention, it heralded a new computing era. Since 2011, when Watson burst upon the scene, we have seen successful custom deployments, but to have a real market, we need robust products that can be quickly installed and that give repeatable and ...

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Watson Personality Insights Insights

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At Business Insider, Lucia Peters, of Bustle, reports on her experimental engagements with IBM’s Watson Personality Insights service. Taking the most extravagant of IBM’s claims—that the service can gauge elements of the personality of a writer from a 100-word writing sample, she takes multiple tacks to see what Watson will uncover about her personality. (Never mind that in a more technical context, IBM suggests a guideline of 2500 words or more to create a successful training set.)

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