• June 25, 2022
HAL 9000

Don’t be afraid of the AI boogeyman

I’ve been lucky enough to sit in on a number of interesting conversations and presentations this week at World of Watson that deal with the underpinnings of cognitive technology–most notable, artificial intelligence (AI for short). And interestingly, something that came up in each of those conversations was the usual Hollywood portrayal of AI as the […]

Gears

Live from IBM World of Watson: could a cognitive system have written this for me?

A lot of the talk this week focuses on how AI and cognitive systems can help extend our abilities in healthcare, or factories, or public infrastructure. But these systems also have potential applications for non-physical pursuits. For example, marketing. In a session I attended yesterday, the speaker noted that marketers only have access to 20% […]

Live from IBM World of Watson: How Cognitive Computing Is Changing Our World

This week at World of Watson IBM is giving the world a sneak peek into the future of cognitive computing. It’s made me think about how artificial intelligence can transform our world – and how it’s already doing so. Far from the hostile AI of movies like Terminator and The Matrix, Watson illustrates how computer […]

IoT by the numbers

Live from IBM World of Watson: the cognitive Internet of Things (IoT)

Artificial intelligence and cognitive computing have only recently become a reality for the mass market due to a combination of two things–increased, low-cost computing power and an explosion of data. If you’ve been keeping up with the trends over the past five years, it’s not hard to guess where much of that data is coming […]

Live from IBM World of Watson: UX meets Cognitive Computing

As the director of User Experience at Rocket Software, I spend most of my time thinking about how people interact with technology. And as cognitive computing becomes more and more prevalent I find myself trying to figure out how cognitive – essentially human thought done by a computer – will interface with actual humans. What […]

IoT by the numbers

Live from IBM InterConnect 2016: Cognitive IoT–The New Leadership Agenda

By now, you’ve surely heard all about the Internet of Things (IoT), and how it will change the way we interact with the world around us. You’ve also probably heard about the new world of cognitive computing, as exemplified by IBM’s Watson technology. But are you truly ready for the ways that these two things […]