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Saturday, November 21, 2015

How Hard is it to Build A Cognitive Assistant?

Jim Spohrer, Director, Global University Programs at IBM, co traveler on the issue of how to build and benefit from AI with cognitive methods, poses these questions. See the tags below.  Answer and join in at the link.   I will create a thread on this.

How long does it take to build a cognitive assistant?

Looking for feedback on these statements:

Cognitive Systems Institute Group (CSIG) members generally agree that....

1. Building cognitive assistants is still very hard, but will get easier in the future (see predictions)

2. Building cognitive assistants for all occupations can benefit from O*NET information (see "algorithm")

3. Building cognitive assistants for many emerging areas today requires pooling expertise and resources by building relationships between academia-industry-government (see model)

Thoughts? Please comment and let me know what you think...   "

My starting thoughts:  It is harder than we think even now.  It depends on what kind of assistant you are thinking about.  Simplicity, focus and clear value .....

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