Look for cognitive systems in IT services marketplace

Cognitive computing will be the starting point for business applications in the future, consultant Judith Hurwitz said, but companies probably won’t go out and buy full-scale systems. Instead, they’ll be available as a set of cloud services.”This is not something that you’re going to put necessarily in your data center, unless you have a really big one,” Hurwitz said at the recent Cloud Expo in New York. She envisions the technology as being part of the services-based IT model organizations are moving toward. Cognitive computing systems — or cognitive systems, as they’re sometimes known — approximate human brain function. And through collaboration between human beings and machines, Hurwitz said, they can be used to analyze and correlate huge amounts of data and build applications based on that data, rather than…


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