Expert System to Acquire TEMIS

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Expert System has signed an agreement to acquire leading text analytics provider TEMIS. Expert System says the acquisition is part of its strategy for growth and internationalization, as well as for strengthening its cognitive computing solutions, which make technology more intelligent and better able to help organizations develop the capacity to analyze, correlate and exploit the wealth of knowledge available to them, especially through unstructured information.

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Healthcare and Cognitive Computing Team Up for Big Changes

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Data, data, data-it’s everywhere. Everything, including your watch, your grocery store, and even your car, can collect it from you. But what do companies do with all this data they collect–and, more importantly, how can they make the best and most efficient use of it? That’s where cognitive computing comes in. It uses a variety of techniques–such as image and speech recognition and machine-learning algorithms–to sense, predict, and even think.

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Inspiration, Insights, & Innovation through Cognitive Computing

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When: November 2, 2015
Where: KMWorld; Washington, DC

Sue Feldman will be holding a workshop with Swami Chandrasekaran & Luke Palamara, Product Portfolio Managers, Watson Products, at IBM, on cognitive computing.


Imagine if you could understand the personality characteristics of your cus­tomers at a deeper level. Imagine if you could find new, related pathways in your data to make discoveries in a fraction of the time you could before. Imagine a world where information presented itself at the ...

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Need a Digital Assistant?

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We’ve been talking to several startup and spinout firms whose intention is to thread cognitive software into a new generation of digital assistant applications tightly focused on specific fields of expertise. Think smart apps for health insurance providers seeking to optimize their decisions on coverage across millions of different kinds of conditions and treatment options. Or financial portfolio analysis assistants incorporating comprehensive recommendations from professional research, breaking news, social media commentary ...

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Soul of a New Machine?

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Tracy Kidder’s classic 1981 bestseller The Soul of a New Machine chronicles relentless work by teams of Data General engineers to design a next-generation mini-computer. How it all gets done isn’t necessarily pretty and looks just like hard work, buffeted by personalities, morale, ambition, deadlines, compromises. But the machine became a leader in its field and enabled the company to command a strong position in the then brand new era ...

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CustomerMatrix’s Guy Mounier On The Cognitive Intelligence Engine

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Last week, CustomerMatrix introduced the Cognitive Intelligence Engine for CRM, a platform designed to enable current CRM processes and systems to maximize the use of available data and knowledge. The platform learns from big data in real-time by using internal and external sources to link all customer information and interactions, read through all text to extract and enrich all knowledge. It then recommends best actions, called action alerts, while identifying upsell/cross-sell opportunities and risks, all in the context ...

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Cognitive Clouds for IBM Bluemix from Cognitive Scale

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CognitiveScale Cognitive Scale has launched what it says is the first standards-based, industry- and process-centric cognitive cloud that will run on the IBM Bluemix platform. Bluemix is a standards-based cloud platform for building, managing and running applications of all types. It is the third platform as a service running Cognitive Scale’s cognitive clouds, the others being Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

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Making Healthcare Cognitive

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Most professions rely on precise data to make decisions. Can you imagine erecting a building without numeric measurements, angles and detailed plans? Healthcare data is not as precise. In fact, the most valuable data is often unstructured notes recorded from patient and doctor visits or encounters. Correctly interpreting that type of data can be literally a matter of life or death. The ability to accurately interpret unstructured data is essential, especially ...

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Cognitive Computing: A Definition and Some Thoughts

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Computers are one of those artifacts of modern life that we love to hate. They are powerful, pervasive, intrusive and, let’s face it, clumsy to use. Today’s applications require us to break down complex, subtle ideas into simplistic statements. We must learn arcane codes to speak their language. They are incapable of assisting us in an evolving knowledge voyage because their understanding breaks down as our context or intentions change.

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IBM Offers a Data Tool for the Mainstream, With Watson’s Help

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Developing technology is one thing; democratizing it is another. The latter involves finding the innovation that opens the door to widespread adoption with usefulness and usability.

In the personal computer era, it was the spreadsheet that transformed a hobbyists’ plaything into a must-have machine in corporate America. In mobile computing, it was Apple’s iPhone that brought the smartphone to the masses, establishing a new model for the gadgets as both smart and easy to use. In the era of big data, ...

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