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How Cognitive Computing is Changing What a “Computer” Is

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by Angela Guess Adrienne Lafrance recently wrote for The Atlantic on the topic of cognitive computing, “People used to be computers. That is, for hundreds of years, computing was the work of humans, and very often women. Then, in the mid-20th century, machines began to take on the bulk of computing work, and the definition…

Watson, Quantum Computers, and Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Anthony Cuthbertson recently wrote for IBTimes, “Combining the vast processing power of quantum computers with cognitive computing systems like IBM’s Watson will lead to huge advances in artificial intelligence, according to a C-level executive at the US software giant. Speaking to IBTimes UK at the recent Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, IBM…

Innovate or Die: Cognitive Computing and the Financial Industry

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by Angela Guess Bryan Yurcan recently wrote for the Financial Brand, “In a world where empowered, always-connected consumers expect to interact with companies in real-time – and no longer rely solely on traditional channels – banks cannot be focused on today and must think about serving the customer of the future, lest they risk irrelevance.…

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…

Deep Learning Lives and Dies By Dimensionality Reduction

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by James Kobielus We don’t live in a simple binary world or one where everything of interest can be calculated on our fingers and toes. Hence, humans have invented the higher mathematics to bridge between the numbers we understand organically and the complex numerical relationships too abstract to explain in simple terms. In other words,…