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Sun, 12/18/2016 - 17:38

I’m teaching a new course this semester on cognitive technologies (AKA artificial intelligence) to Babson MBAs. Many of them are new to this set of technologies, and seeing the topic through my students’ eyes has made me realize how overwhelming it can be. There are so many different types of AI, each requiring some technical knowledge to fully grasp, that newcomers to the field often have difficulty figuring out how to jump in.

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 07:07

All physical objects are continuously broadcasting information about themselves. Objects don’t just sit there doing nothing even if they are lifeless entities; in fact, they are busily telling the universe who they are and what their properties are, whether anyone cares to “listen” or not. They are continuously broadcasting their existence and identity.

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 20:39
A CogWorld Custom Feature ~ Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is often shrouded in confusion ... what exactly is it? Consider “intelligence” in general, meaning to have the ability to reason..
Sun, 11/20/2016 - 08:56

This week I found myself immersed in cognitive and AI startups at the Launch Scale festival in San Francisco.

Over lunch, I ended up talking to the young founders from Aipoly: a couple of grads from Singularity University who have developed an excellent visual recognition app to help blind people make sense of the world around them.

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Tue, 11/15/2016 - 09:08
Artificial intelligence research using neural networks has taken off, with a $400-million boost from Google, in part thanks to Canadian Geoffrey Hinton.
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 05:59
A CogWorld Custom Feature ~ We’ve been loaded (and overloaded) with information about Big Data, and more recently, Cognitive Computing. I’ve researched and written a lot about these subjects. But recently...