IBM’s CTO shows off GPU-accelerated Cognitive Computing

Watson is all about human insight, discovery and adviceOn Wednesday, IBM’s Chief Technology Officer Rob High gave a keynote speech with an emphasis on “cognitive computing” – another term for artificial intelligence, but with a goal of changing the role between humans and machines rather than recreating the human brain in machine form. Rob has worked for IBM for almost two decades, first as Fellow and Chief Architect for the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) foundation. His current project is Watson, the company’s cognitive computing technology that aims to change the way machines interact with humans at the linguistic, emotional and semantic levels.”Cognitive Computing” is like intelligence amplification for humans If we were to put “cognitive computing” into a category, it would probably look more like “intelligence amplification” (IA) rather than…


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