Posts Tagged 'Cognitive Computing'

Big Data and Cognitive Computing – Part 2

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We have noticed that there is a lot of careless talk in the marketplace about the relationship between the trend toward big data as a new reality for IT and the emergence of cognitive computing as an alternative approach to traditional analytics. We are offering a perspective on the two trends in simple terms—differentiating among them and defining their relationship to each other—in the hope of cutting through the current atmosphere of media hype and confusion. Our goal is to ...

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IBM launches a Cognitive Business Era

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IBM chose Ginny Rometty’s keynote slot at Gartner’s annual IT Expo to announce that the era of cognitive computing has arrived. In the context of her keynote, the cognitive advantage is what happens when firms that have become fully digital look for ways to differentiate themselves and leverage the value lurking in their growing data collections.

Cognitive is the next step, adding intelligence to data through advanced analytics, including analyzing the 80-90% of enterprise information that is unstructured. Rometty noted ...

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Big Data and Cognitive Computing – Part 1

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Discussions of cognitive computing almost always include a reference to “big data.” Discussions of big data occasionally, but infrequently, reference “cognitive computing.” But are we truly confident that we know which is which and why that is so?

We felt that finding a way to describe these two trends in simple terms—and differentiate among them and define their relationship to each other—could help lower the level of hype and confusion in this active corner of the technology landscape. If we can ...

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Framing Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing

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Machine learning and cognitive computing are joined at the hip, but they are surely not one and the same. In this roundtable discussion, five professionals specializing in machine learning, analytics, data science, information architecture, and management consulting struggle to offer informed perspectives about both the state of the art of the technologies and the readiness of enterprises to benefit from them. Originally published in IEEE IT Professional magazine.

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IBM Expands Watson Platform for Next Generation of Builders

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IBM expands cognitive APIs in the Watson Developer Cloud (WDC) for developers who are creating products, services and applications embedded with Watson. These APIs focus on increased capabilities in language, including an NLP classifier, dialog, concept expansion, and document conversion; speech; vision; and data insights. IBM also announced that it will launch next year an IBM Watson facility in San Francisco that puts it closer to developers, startups, venture, and academics in the region. This follows IBM’s announcement ...

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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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