The development of cognitive computing is seen as a key step to computers becoming intelligent. Essentially it means computers that don’t just calculate but ones that understand and learn. That is that they are not just working as specified, instead they are working things out for themselves.
The phenomenal growth in computing power means that cognitive computing is now starting to develop and isn’t part of some sci-fi future. It could transform industries like pharmaceuticals, finance and services like healthcare.
To help understand what cognitive computing is and how it’s developing, we have a snack sized bit to give an overview with a more detailed deep dive to explain the idea and a brief overview of the IBM Watson system, touted as the first cognitive computer.
Snack size (5 mins):
Deep dive (8 mins):
IBM Watson: click here for our previous feature on this system, the clip below gives an overview: