Columnist Articles

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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 06:44
By Calum Chace ~ Klaus Schwab is a clever man. After a rapid ascent through the ranks of German commercial life, he founded the World Economic Foundation (WEF) in 1971. The WEF is best known for...
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 06:44
By Melvin Greer ~ Sensors are integrated in all sorts of things and many of those sensors are communicating with all kinds of machines over the Internet. To that extent, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a reality not a dream.
Sun, 03/12/2017 - 07:31
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.
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 16:18

Digital technology has drastically impacted our lives. Beyond this new threshold of interconnectedness, we should consider digital technology’s impact on citizenship and the very nature of democracy in the future. When Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1436, he knew it would ease the labor of monks who spent all day manually copying the Bible.

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 23:32
Today, making a business or IT decision requires considering more information and contextual impact than ever before. The need for speed with increasing complexity has opened up the opportunity for technical assistance from Cognitive AI. This post will look into three of these...