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by James Kobielus I’m curious whether the Turing test makes sense in a world where the practical boundaries between humans and computers are dissolving rapidly. Does the distinction between people and machines really matter all that much anymore? The distinction is blurred every time you defer to a recommendation engine or turn left at your…

Cognitive Computing: Building Systems We Don’t Fully Understand

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth recently wrote for The Platform, “One look at the IBM roadmap reveals that future emphasis, particularly on the software and applications side, will revolve around that catch-all trend that couples various elements from speech, text, and image recognition to create a brain–like system with reasoning and judgment capabilities–not to mention…

MetaMind is Giving Machines a Bit of Common Sense

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by Angela Guess Will Knight recently wrote for the MIT Technology Review, “Talking to a machine over the phone or through a chat window can be an infuriating experience. However, several research groups, including some at large technology companies like Facebook and Google, are making steady progress toward improving computers’ language skills by building upon…

W3C MathML 3.0 Approved as ISO/IEC International Standard

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), together with Joint Technical Committee JTC 1, Information Technology of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), announced approval of the MathML Version 3.0 2nd Edition as an ISO/IEC International Standard (ISO/IEC 40314:2015). MathML is the…

IBM and Bon Appétit Serve Up Chef Watson for All

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM and Bon Appetit today announced that their one-of-a-kind Chef Watson cognitive computing cooking app is now open to anyone interested in expanding his or her imagination in the kitchen. The web app is one of many ways that IBM is demonstrating how cognitive…

EDM Council Partners with Cambridge Semantics to Operationalize FIBO

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of smart data solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, today announced that the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM Council) has partnered with the company to support deployment of the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) initiative. Founded by the…

Are Smart Products Getting Too Smart?

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by Angela Guess Tony Sarris, founder and principal of N2Semantics, recently wrote, “A recent report on smart products noted that manufacturers and retailers will soon be able to use smart sensors – part of the so-called Internet of Things (ioT) – to track their products throughout the product lifecycle from manufacturing and distribution, to the…

The Internet of Things App Market

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by Angela Guess Barclay Ballard recently wrote for IT Pro Portal, “Although the Internet of Things is often regarded as a technology that is yet to really burst into life, a recent study reveals that it is already proving hugely profitable. An industry survey conducted by Progress and Harbor Research has found that 65 per…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess George Coleman, Global President at Creation recently wrote, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics at Cannes Lions… Unsurprisingly, the theatre was packed to capacity for the talk by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. As one of the most important figures in the development of the world wide web, his views naturally…

Voice Recognition and Natural Language Processing: How Do They Work?

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by Angela Guess Chris Jager recently wrote for LifeHacker, “Before a computer can even understand what you mean, it needs to be able to understand what you said. This involves a complex process that includes audio sampling, feature extraction and then actual speech recognition to recognise individual sounds and convert them to text. Researchers have…