Cognitive computing: What can and can’t we do, and should lipreading be banned?

Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the Dartmouth Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference. That conference, which marked the birth of AI research, explored whether machines could simulate any aspect of human intelligence. Since then, Google has developed a self-driving car, computers can type what you speak, and phones have become really good at playing chess. We’ve come a long way, but now, cognitive computing promises to take us a step further. Ever since IBM’s Watson computer won Jeopardy, researchers have been busy working on the idea that computers can solve the kinds of woolly, messy problems that humans deal with on a daily basis. Professor Mark Bishop, Director of the University of London Goldsmith’s Tungsten Centre for Intelligent Data Analytics, sees different definitions of cognitive computing. The commercial one…


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