Let me begin with a story from my childhood. I grew up in India and, back in the early 80s, when Indian telecoms did not have a direct dial for international calls. My family used to call my uncle who was studying at M. I. T. and the call process was fairly complicated: we would call an
In this podcast, Mark Myers (@MarkMyers360) explains the differences between typical google-type search and what a cognitive computing system like IBM Watson does. Mark gives several examples from everyday life that help illustrate how the two systems work separately and how they complement one
If you caught the IBM announcement on January 9 on the formation of the IBM Watson Group you may have seen mention of IBM Watson Explorer. If you are familiar with IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer (the product that IBM added to its portfolio with the acquisition of Vivisimo, Inc., in May 2012) this
Telcos are sitting on a wealth of data with customer interaction data across various channels: call center call recordings, in-store and website visits, social media conversations and more. Customers are telling service providers what to build as new offerings, how to promote them and what
Is big data just a buzzword? I say no way! More than 80 percent of the world’s data was created in just the last two years: video, email and social media just to name a few. This data explosion is not lost on healthcare. Beyond the digitization of transactional and clinical data in medical records
The recent death of folk music legend Pete Seeger brought to mind his beautiful song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" which he co-wrote with Joe Hickerson. Based in part on traditional Russian folk songs, the song's inspirational power derives from the circular simplicity of its imagery. It
Where global survival is concerned, no one can truly be an optimist or pessimist. That's because no one knows for sure whether the planetary ecosystem is self-healing, per the fabled Gaia Hypothesis, or whether disruptions from human and other sources could tip us all over the edge of extinction
What's in store for big data, analytics and data science in 2014? Big data evangelist James Kobielus walks us through what he sees shaping up in those areas, plus cognitive computing, machine learning, Hadoop, NoSQL and more.
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Year-end predictions are like yule logs: everyone wants to throw their own on the communal fire to see if it makes a joyous crackle. Even if it's only for one's own edification, it's good to collect your thoughts on what might trend, what might end and what the main disruptors will be in the fast-
For the first time, IBM will make its Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud, for a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson's cognitive computing intelligence.
Speed of thought is something we like to imagine operates at a single high-velocity setting. But that’s just not the case. Some modes of cognition are painfully slow, such as pondering the bewildering panoply of investment options available under your company’s retirement plan. But some other modes
Cognitive computing is a term that probably goes over the head of most of the general public. IBM defines it as the ability of automated systems to learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either man or machine could do on their own, thereby helping human experts drill through big