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Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

Steve Hamm and John Kelly

Abstract

We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM's Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice. This book introduces the fascinating world of “cognitive systems” to general audiences and provides a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist peop ... More

Keywords: computing, cognitive systems, IBM, decision making, big data, computing challenges, computing evolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231168564
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168564.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Hamm, author

John Kelly, author

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