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Qualcomm Uses Cognitive Computing to Improve How Computers Understand Us

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Patrick Moorhead recently wrote, “Cognitive computing and machine learning are some of the hottest topics in all of high tech. Many companies in the semiconductor industry have been looking for ways to improve how computers interact with us and more importantly, understand our behavior and needs. Because without understanding humans…

How the Internet of Things & Big Data Tie Together

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by Angela Guess Teena Hammond recently wrote for ZDnet, “The Internet of Things, or IoT, is projected to undergo massive growth with 4.9 billion IoT-connected devices in 2015 and more than 25 billion predicted to be in use by 2020, according to Gartner. The IoT appeals across a broad base of industry sectors and fields…

Starting Small with Big Data

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by Jelani Harper The inhibitors of Big Data initiatives are abundant and include: Upfront capital: There is a general perception that the infrastructure to apply Big Data and options for advanced analytics are costly, and that such initiatives are widely reserved for large organizations instead of small- and mid-sized ones. Technological gaps: Costs notwithstanding, many…

Artificial Intelligence Developments Merit Caution, Not Fear

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by Angela Guess Cecilia Tilli recently wrote in Slate, “In January, I joined Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Lord Martin Rees, and other artificial intelligence researchers, policymakers, and entrepreneurs in signing an open letter asking for a change in A.I. research priorities. The letter was the product of a four-day conference (held in Puerto Rico in…

How Deep Learning, Voice Recognition Will Change the Internet

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by Angela Guess Writing for Wall Street Cheat Sheet, Jess Bolluyt recently opined, “In a few years, the Internet could look like a very different place than it is today. We’ll be able to complete searches by voice, more efficiently search for images by the people or objects they contain, or use video analysis tools…

Machine Learning Developments That Will Drive Innovation

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by Angela Guess Mehrdad Fatourechi recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction. Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction…

KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management

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by Angela Guess KMWorld recently announced its list of 100 companies that matter in knowledge management, and the list includes a number of semantic technology companies with a focus on machine learning, deep learning, or natural language processing. Hugh McKellar writes, “For us here at KMWorld, knowledge management is an attitude, an approach, not an…

Attensity Launches Semantic Annotation Natural Language Processing

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Attensity, a leading provider of solutions to surface business intelligence through real-time discovery, today announced Attensity’s Semantic Annotation combined with its Software Development Kit (SDK). This sophisticated parsing engine is designed to integrate into existing enterprise systems to automatically and intelligently extract highly accurate…

Off the MARC, Onto Semantic Search and Linked Data in Libraries

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by Angela Guess Writing for Library Journal, Matt Enis recently stated, “To explain the utility of ­semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise. Type ‘Chevy Chase’ into Google’s search box, and in addition to a list of links, a…