Hey Watson… WTF?

Key Point: Cognitive computing is going to change our lives and workplace. What is it? It’s the simulation of human thought processes in a computerized model. This involves self-learning systems that use data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mirror the way the human brain works. The goal of cognitive computing is to create automated IT systems that are capable of solving problems without requiring human assistance. Cognitive computing systems use machine learning algorithms continually that acquire knowledge. Machines, for the first time, will appreciate in value the way knowledge does in humans when they acquire it.

Cognitive computing systems completely redefine the nature of the relationship between people and their digital environment. They will play the role of a guide for the user, and/or they may act virtually autonomously in many problem-solving situations. The punch line is: Machine based learning is relentless, faster (tirelessly) and more accurate in problem resolution. 

Character Moves: 

    1. Understand that cognitive computing and “products” like Watson are here for good right now. Gartner and other analysts believe cognitive computing will be the biggest revolution of IT ever! That’s a WOW. Watch this video to learn more how cognitive computing will change your role.

  1. With the application of systems like Watson, the ability and creativity to ask the right questions will be more important than the ability to be an individual problem solver. The machines will solve the problems more accurately and much faster. The value added creativity will reside in inventive nature of the questions asked. 

Cognitive Computing in the Triangle,

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One Millennial View: Uhhh! Red alert! Didn’t Arnold Schwarzenegger warn us all about this in the Terminator movies? Shouldn’t we be panicking? Thankfully, no. Although cognitive computing will be have a huge impact on our work lives, this IBM commercial with Bob Dylan might sum it up best.

See. 800 million pages per second, 800 schmillion pages per second. It still doesn’t give a machine a real voice. Our “questions” will be what has to sing, and our own “poetry” at the work place will be what matters. No matter how smart those computers are, they can’t carry a real tune. That said, the minute a machine independently writes and performs better than Dylan, I’m putting on an aluminum foil hat and moving out to the desert. #NoService.

– Garrett

Edited and published by Garrett Rubis

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