Simulating customer cognition with or without neuroscience

January 23, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Functional simulation, not literal cloning, is the heart of cognitive computing. To understand the cognition of customers or any other human, you should be modeling the higher cognitive, affective and sensory faculties of the mind, not the actual physical components of the brain. Most cognitive-...

Fathoming photos at algorithmic speed

January 9, 2015 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
In this era of big media, more and more digital photos are, by default, being uploaded to the cloud soon after they’re captured. But who has the time and, considering the swelling magnitudes of video and photo contents in the world, where would we ever find enough humans to review, curate and...

The big data clock

January 2, 2015 | by Bharat Gera, Development Manager, Big Data. Information Management, IBM
Life was given to us a billion years ago; contrast this with the evolution of big data which has truly existed for less than a decade. Big data has been a defining method to capture all time events and is intrinsic to deciphering intelligence otherwise unavailable to humanity. 

The unique role of big data and analytics in India

Breathing life into India's economy

December 22, 2014 | by Bharat Gera, Development Manager, Big Data. Information Management, IBM
In India big data is fueling the growth economy of the emerging nation. In order to fully understand this growth, big data has to be viewed as more of an enabler than just a technical paradigm.

Machine learning molds the material world

December 18, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Computational modeling has revolutionized all branches of the physical sciences, engineering and design. Leading-edge work in these fields is pushing new computational frontiers at nano scales. Computation-centric methods allow researchers to model, simulate and assess a much wider array of options...

Why advanced analytics projects are different from traditional IT

December 9, 2014 | by Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
To fulfill the promise of analytics, we must put a lot more effort into delivering these projects right, the first time. We must think through each of the traditional success criteria and ask ourselves the burning question: how is delivering analytics different? This starts from gaining executive...

Cognitive computing: Programming the artificial mind

November 20, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
When you want to take artificial intelligence out of the realm of imagination and poetry, and bring it squarely into practical reality, you need computational tools. The tools need to help your cognitive application developers write the leanest models possible. Developers need frameworks, languages...

Cognitive computing as a wearable prosthetic

November 6, 2014 | by James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
Wearable cognitive prosthetics sounds like science fiction, but it’s easily within the reach of today’s technology. From a healthcare analytics standpoint, image-analytics wearables could help many people who suffer from diverse memory, perception and learning impairments. 

The CDO is in the driver's seat of the new data-driven business

November 5, 2014 | by Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor of Astrophysics & Computational Science, George Mason University
Big data has matured, moving beyond the peak of its initial hype and is moving ahead into its promised plateau of productivity. Data has come of age in the corporate boardroom as well. The enormous potential for new wealth, new products, new customers, new insights and new entrepreneurial business...

#getsimple with your data and get back to innovating

October 31, 2014 | by Kaitlin Noe, Demand Programs Professional, IBM
Developments in digital technology have created the deluge of information known as big data. Workers in all industries struggle to confront staggering amounts of information and return to creative and innovative work. But further technological developments in cloud-based services may be the...