Way back in 1993, when Hammer and Champy wrote "Reengineering the Corporation," the book launched the Business Process Reengineering (BPR) revolution. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems were all the rage, with large companies paying millions to consultants to “convert” to ERP systems, tearing down silos and integrating company functions into a meaningful whole. But that was yesterday, and yesterday gave way to Business Process Management (BPM) systems, “built to change” vs. a single “conversion” as in the early days of ERP. But today is today, and the advent of cognitive computing changes all, with those failing to adapt falling into the cognitive chasm .. a process we call “cognitive destruction.” So, what to do, what to do? Read more..
Traditional machine learning techniques need to be supervised by humans so they can learn. “Deep learning” is a new approach to have the system learn on its own, without intervention. Our lives and our work will never be the same. Get ready for cognitive computing, or else.
Cognitive Computing, the AI redux, has arrived and all is changed, changed utterly.
Many many pundits have made their predictions for cognitive technologies in 2017. Here we provide a sampling of links to those predictions. However, let’s also raise our perspective and look at the state of cognitive from a macro perspective. We can use Geoffrey Moore’s 1991 classic “Crossing the Chasm,” but update it with a parallel update to Joseph Schumpeter’s 1942 “creative destruction,” the “process of industrial mutation that revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.” To wit, look at Amazon’s impact on the retail industries with the once new technology of e-commerce (remember Borders Bookstores?). Now a new technology, cognitive technology, is driving creative destruction so it’s time to introduce the notion of the “cognitive destruction” of established industries. Do you want to be the doer or the one done in? Read eFeature | Read Peter Fingar's article
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By Nathaniel Palmer ~ Having intelligent conversations today rarely happens on the phone. Here we are in 2017, the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and with it the single greatest step towards digital disruption. Yet nobody calls any more, and for some, not even our mothers.
By Mark Minevich ~ For the last 50 years, technology has been the fundamental driving force for the growth of our economy. My grandparents, who were born in Europe saw the advent of truly life altering technologies at that time such as automobiles, electricity and refrigeration.
By Dan Conway ~ Recently, I was involved in a conversation with some folks who were using blockchain to persist rules of behavior for swarms of drones. Part of the conversation brought back memories. Almost 25 years ago, when the first Jurassic Park movie was created..
By Peter Fingar | This eFeature is scheduled for Release & Distribution Dec. 7th | Columnist & Member articles are due Nov. 10th. Way back in 1993, when Hammer and Champy wrote "Reengineering the Corporation"...
By Ganesh Padmanabhan (guest columnist) ~ I finally watched the movie Ex Machina this weekend. What stood out for me was the application of the Turing Test to break the frontier – not just testing for human actions, but for human consciousness. I’ll be suspicious of pretty cyborgs from now on...
By Jonathan Kolber (guest columnist) ~ Researchers have recently figured out how to impart hive learning capabilities to robots. It’s particularly applicable to the kinds of complex tasks that require observation, trial, error, learning and further trials...
CogWorld Corporate Member Article | Coseer | By Praful Krishna ~ The first artificial neural networks were developed in the 1960s, when The Beatles and The Rolling Stones topped the charts. But it is only in the last 10 years that advances in computational power and big data have made them useful enough to pique the interest of the business community.
CogWorld Corporate Member Article | Cloudera | By Darran Cooke, Services Delivery Manager, EMEA ~ Delivering Big Data Advanced Analytics - Clusters - Defining Your Requirements - Part 2; Project budgets are usually the primary driver in designing any IT solution, but it's a mindset the industry is steadily trying to move away from.
CogWorld Partner Content | Aragon Research | By Adrian Bowles and Jim Lundy ~ Aragon Research introduces its 2017 Technology Arc™ for Artificial Intelligence. This inaugural edition features 31 technology and market profiles that are split between the emerging, adopting, and mature arcs.
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara CA 2017-11-29
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