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Monday, January 09, 2017

IBM's Cognitive Advantage Report

What is cognition?  Why should we care?  Who is using it?  How do we get started?   Comprehensive look.    Get it below.  Good information and statistics.  This blog covers the topic.

The cognitive advantage report

Cognitive computing is quickly emerging as a transformative technology that enables organizations to gain business advantage. Also referred to as artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive technology augments human expertise to unlock new intelligence from vast quantities of data and to develop deep, predictive insights at scale. This shift to systems that can reason and learn is especially germane to the bottom line; the cognitive era is here in large part because it makes practical business sense.

It’s no surprise then that demand for cognitive computing technologies is skyrocketing. Estimates project the market will grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to more than $12.5 billion by 2019. Within the next two years alone, half of all consumers are expected to interact with cognitive technology on a regular basis.

To understand how organizations are capitalizing on the potential of cognitive computing and to uncover emerging patterns of adoption, we surveyed more than 600 decision makers worldwide who are actively engaged in or planning cognitive initiatives. These early adopters fall into three stages of maturity based on their use of cognitive technologies: advanced users (22 percent), beginners (54 percent) and planners (24 percent).  .... " 

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