What is Cognitive Computing
Technology & Science / February 11, 2018

Much of the excitement about cognitive computing is spurred by its enormous potential in learning, only a small fraction of which has so far been realized. The overarching goal here is to devise computational frameworks to help us learn better by exploiting data about our learning processes and activities. There are two important aspects of it—the mechanisms or insights about how we actually learn and the external manifestations of our learning activities. Cognitive computing is an emerging approach that builds upon a wealth of research and development work in Artificial Intelligence (AI). What is Cognitive Computing? Cognitive computing is the simulation of human thought processes in a computerized model. Cognitive computing involves self-learning systems that use data mining, pattern recognition and natural language processing to mimic the way the human brain works. The goal of cognitive computing is to create automated IT systems that are capable of solving problems without requiring human assistance. The origins of cognitive systems work lie in cognitive science — a discipline that brings together researchers from the fields of psychology, linguistics, philosophy, computer science, and more recently, neuro-computing. We perceive “cognitive computing” as an approach that has emerged from, and attempts to subsume, the work…

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