Cognitive computing The voice of the author

Spending some time on Wikipedia rereading the definition of cognitive computing created by the Cognitive Computing Consortium, I found on reflection a number of keys to the definition’s uniqueness buried with the text. The key paragraph from my perspective is:“Cognitive systems differ from current computing applications in that they move beyond tabulating and calculating based on preconfigured rules and programs. Although they are capable of basic computing, they can also infer and even reason based on broad objectives.”I specifically highlight the word “preconfigured.” That to me means the conscious application of a person or team’s perspective/understanding to the process. Most of the time that is very helpful. The perspective the team brings to the processes they are working on helps organize information or tag it so others can find or…


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