Peter Fingar


Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:17
By Peter Fingar |  November 18, 2018 | Source: CogWorld on FORBES Creative Destruction — What Came Before, What’s Coming Next Prior to the beginnings of Internet-based e-commerce, the computer was essentially a filing cabinet, handling the affairs of the back office, programmed under the file clerk metaphor: capture, storage and retrieval of records. Today, however, we are not only seeing Sun Microsystems’ early vision that the network is the computer, now we can observe that the network is the business…

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 07:40
  BUY "Because something is happening here, but you don't know what it is, do you, Mister Jones?" --Bob Dylan, Ballad of a Thin Man This book is a wake-up call to all game changers, alerting them to the impending collision of the two largest foundational technologies for the coming decades: artificial intelligence and blockchain. AI has had a long history with brief interludes of hype and excitement, seeking to do nothing short of expropriating and externalizing the cognitive skills locked away in our…

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 04:30
A CogWorld C-Level Member Q&A with Peter Fingar and Kogentix CEO, Boyd Davis  (2017) 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, a CEO who is “in the business of Big Data” updated my thinking. I talked at length with Boyd Davis, CEO at Kogentix Inc., providers of  cognitive computing and machine learning to build systems that use Big Data to learn about your business,…

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:26
By Peter Fingar  |  February 15, 2018 Let's turn to M.I.T.’s Affective Computing group, which aims to bridge the gap between human emotions and computational technology, to open our discussion, “Affective Computing is computing that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences emotion or other affective phenomena. Emotion is fundamental to human experience, influencing cognition, perception, and everyday tasks such as learning, communication, and even rational decision-making. However,…

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:06
eFeature #2 Prospectus Crossing the Cognitive Chasm: The Journey Release & distribution: TBAMembers' articles due: TBA eFeature exposure: 1M guaranteed 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…

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 14:25
CogWorld eFeature #1 By Peter Fingar  |  May 3, 2017 Crossing the Cognitive Chasm, Circa 2017 Introducing the notion of "cognitive destruction" of established industries... 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…

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 14:17
By Peter Fingar Based on excerpts from Peter's book Cognitive Computing: A Brief Guide for Game Changers Artificial Intelligence is likely to change our civilization as much as, or more than, any technology that’s come before, even writing.  -- Miles Brundage and Joanna Bryson, Future TenseThe smart machine era will be the most disruptive in the history of IT. -- Gartner, The Disruptive Era of Smart Machines is Upon UsWithout question, Cognitive Computing is a game-changer for businesses across every…