Columnist Articles

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 02:53
By Jim Spohrer, Ph.D. ~ Part 1: Cognitive OpenTech Progress. Now consider the relative importance of big Data, Cloud compute power, and new Algorithms as a Service in making progress… we can call all these factors the DCAaaS drivers of progress.
Jim Spohrer Ph.D.
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 14:17
By Peter Fingar ~ The era of cognitive systems is dawning and building on today’s computer programming era. All machines, for now, require programming, and by definition programming does not allow for alternate scenarios that have not been programmed. To allow alternating outcomes would require going up a level, creating a self-learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) system.
Peter Fingar
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:03
By Chuck Brooks ~ If you read the MIT Technology Review, the DARPA website, and Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil on a regular basis, you will be provided daily insights into the trends of disruptive technological transformation. This notion translates to a new period in our history where we will be able to harness our technologies and control our destinies.
Chuck Brooks
Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:50
By Ahmed El Adl, Ph.D. ~ (Part 1) ...aiming to understand the overall concept of Cognitive Digital Twins (CDT) as the foundation for the next true-smart generation of machines, systems and businesses.
Ahmed El Adl Ph.D.
Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:47
By N.D. Ludlow ~ Do you remember the HAL-9000 computer saying “I’m sorry, Dave. I am afraid I can’t do that.” in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? Speech Processing and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) has progressed in the last couple of decades into ubiquitous use today in nearly all smart phones. But how can we improve upon this technology’s use in our business applications?
N.D. Ludlow Ph.D.
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:34
By Paul Roma ~ Let’s talk about cognitive computing. After all, everybody else is, right? In fact, there’s so much chatter about cognitive, in the worlds of both academia and business, that your instincts probably tell you to ignore it as much as possible – to let everything cool down a bit so that we can recognize it for what it really is.
Paul Roma
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:33
By Tom Davenport and Paul Roma ~ When it comes to adoption of cognitive technology, some of the leading companies are progressing rapidly from the pilot project phase to the production application phase. Those on the sidelines would do well to move from interest to adoption of this impressive group of technologies.
Paul Roma
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:45
By Tom Davenport ~ Some cognitive technology vendors and customers are moving past the “science project” phase and using artificial intelligence (AI) to transform business processes. Now is the time for businesses to consider the areas suitable for AI and how they can help transform key processes.
Tom Davenport
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:31
By Doug Lenat ~ We all chafe against the brittleness of SIRI, Alexa, Google,… every day.  They’re so incredibly useful and yet so incredibly… well, stupid, at the same time.  For instance:
Doug Lenat, PhD
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 07:08
By Paul Harmon ~ In the Eighties, I worked with several companies that were involved in creating expert systems. For any who don’t know, an expert system was a software application that used knowledge, usually encoded as rules, to analyze problems and provide answers.
Paul Harmon