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Thursday, May 22, 2014

IBM Acquires Cognea, Is AI New as Assistance?

This evening listened in on a #Cognitivecomputing presentation given in NYC.  See it recorded here. A good broad overview of work done by ETH Zurich and IBM to deliver Watson as a service.  See more about their purchase of assistance technology in Cognea. Emphasis is on the virtual assistant model, they say differentiating it from the AI methods of the 90s.  I disagree, in the 90s we were not, in industry,  attempting to build systems with general human intelligence, but rather methods that were also assistants for narrowly focused domains.   Still the piece is worthwhile. I have more notes and may comment on them further.  The book at the right was mentioned and covers many of the topics discussed.

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