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Disney, Cognitive Computing, and the Science of Magic

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by Angela Guess David Brond recently wrote for RPI News, “An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development, Inc., part of the theme park design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Together, they are exploring how the cognitive computing technology being developed at…

Cognitive Computing: Tech Revolution, Spying Tool, or Both?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg recently wrote, “Depending upon whom you ask, the nascent field of cognitive computing is either the most important trend in technology since programmable computers, a massively intrusive spying tool that can lay bare our deepest secrets, or perhaps simply a powerful approach for processing diverse data sets to…

Artificial Intelligence as Auto-Suggest for Your Life

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by Angela Guess Rafe Needleman, the Editorial Director of Yahoo Tech recently wrote, “‘The future of artificial intelligence is autocorrect,’ Ben Medlock, the co-founder at SwiftKey was saying. We were at a dinner during South by Southwest, hosted by SwiftKey and Evernote, and the discussion had turned to the standard nerd debate: When will we…

Slides: Cognitive Computing in the Mobile App Economy

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on March 12, 2015. SmartData Webinar: Cognitive Computing in the Mobile App Economy from DATAVERSITY About the Webinar Mobility is transforming work and life throughout the planet. Mobile apps–built for a growing range of handhelds, wearables, Internet of Things, and other platforms–are becoming the universal access paths…

10 Jobs That Cognitive Computing Apps Can Improve

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by Angela Guess InformationWeek contributor Doug Henschen recently wrote, “Computing power meets the human-like capacity to speak, seeing, reason, and learn. That’s what cognitive computing is all about, as exemplified by the category leader, IBM Watson. But is this practical technology that can affordably handle important tasks? Even before it acquired the AlchemyAPI platform last…

How PayPal is Using Deep Learning to Root Out Fraud

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by Angela Guess Writing for GigaOM, Derrick Harris recently stated, “Hui Wang has seen the nature of online fraud change a lot in the 11 years she’s been at PayPal. In fact, a continuous evolution of methods is kind of the nature of cybercrime. As the good guys catch onto one approach, the bad guys try…

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Bringing in Some New Smarts for Watson

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen recently reported for Information Week, “IBM on Wednesday announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a provider of natural-language processing and image-analysis services and technologies. IBM said the deal will expand the IBM Watson community and accelerate the development of new cognitive computing applications. AlchemyAPI provides application program interface (API) services that…

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 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…