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Improving Speech Interface Implementations

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

By N.D. Ludlow  |  April 26, 2017 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? Despite the progress of Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the biggest advances for speech processing is… more

Imagination Challenge: The cost of digital workers and GDP per employee, 1960-2080

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

By Jim Spohrer  |  October 2, 2017   Imagination challenge: Consider quantifying and graphing the decreasing cost of digital workers due to Moore’s Law, and increasing GDP/Employees USA from 1960 to 2080 (projected). A narrow digital worker will cost about a million dollars by 2025, and require a petascale computational system.  The same digital worker will cost about a thousand dollars by 2045, and about $1 by 2065. A digital worker can drive a car for example, or transcribe medical records, or provide… more

The Simple, Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

By Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D.  |  April 24, 2017 I recently attended a very interesting talk -- Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence: Prediction versus Judgment -- by University of Toronto professor Avi Goldfarb.  The talk was based on recent research conducted with his UoT colleagues Ajay Agrawal  and Joshua Gans.  In addition to an in-depth paper aimed at a research audience, they’ve explained their work in two more general interest articles, one in the Harvard Business Review and the… more

How AI is Empowering New Business Models

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

By Mark Minevich  |  October 14, 2017   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. Over the years being a CTO and venture capitalist, I’ve recognized that the rate of change and innovation have been accelerating – in particular over the past decade it seems. Facebook was founded by Mark… more

Self-driving cars should leave us all unsettled. Here’s why.

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

By Vivek Wadhwa  |  Source: wadhwa.com It is a warm autumn morning, and I am walking through downtown Mountain View, Calif., when I see it. A small vehicle that looks like a cross between a golf cart and a Jetson-esque, bubble-topped spaceship glides to a stop at an intersection. Someone is sitting in the passenger seat, but no one seems to be sitting in the driver seat. How odd, I think. And then I realize I am looking at a Google car. The technology giant is headquartered in Mountain View, and the… more

General AI: A summary of our approach

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

  By Mounir Shita, Entrepreneur, Business & Technology Executive | April 25, 2017 | Source: Linkedin This post is not meant to give the reader a detailed look into how our algorithms work. The goal is to give the reader an idea of our approach. Now, here's a fun activity: Get your camera phone ready, meetup with one or more Artificial Intelligence scientists and ask them to define intelligence -- scientifically. Make it clear that you define scientifically as not using abstract words such as "… more

Robotic process automation: A path to the cognitive enterprise

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

By David Schatsky, Craig Muraskin, Kaushik Iyengar  |  Source: Deloitte Bots can automate routine tasks and eliminate inefficiency, but what about higher-order work requiring judgment and perception? Developers are incorporating cognitive technologies, including machine learning and speech recognition, into robotic process automation—and giving bots new power. Companies are increasingly using software robots to perform routine business processes by mimicking the ways in which people interact with… more

The Case for Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI)

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

By Ganesh Padmanabhan  |  October 1, 2017  The internet is ablaze with the news of Artificial Intelligence (AI) being an existential threat, with the update from Facebook on them shutting down a bot framework that developed its own language that human’s couldn’t understand. View here.   I got a call from my mom this morning asking if this is the kind of stuff I’m involved in, trying to eradicate humanity in the process! With all of the conspiracy theories spinning, I wanted to pen down my thoughts on… more

Delivering Big Data Advanced Analytics Clusters - Defining Your Requirements (PART 1)

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

Day Darran Cooke, Services Delivery Manager, EMEA, Cloudera Delivering Big Data Advanced Analytics - Clusters - Defining Your Requirements Defining Your Requirements - Part 1 In this series, I’ll be sharing some of my experience and learning to pass on some useful advice and guidance I’ve picked up while helping customers successfully deliver Apache Hadoop clusters into their organisations. The vast majority of this guidance will seem like common sense, but even so there are some basic principles of… more

Video: Streamlining knowledge processes through cognitive automation

| 1 year 2 months ago | Cognitive World on Forbes

Source: Deloitte   Beyond the human brain Humans have long sought ways to expand the capabilities of the human brain. By bringing together a variety of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics process automation, and emerging capabilities, cognitive automation enables organizations to emulate and enhance the strength of the human mind. Combined with advances in data and analytics, cognitive automation holds the potential to reshape businesses and even entire industries.​ Cognitive automation: Efficiency… more