WELCOME TO THE COGNITIVE ERA
Cognitive systems can ingest vast quantities of different kinds of data, learn from their interactions with data and people, reason with purpose and interact with humans naturally.
Cognitive systems are probabilistic. They can take all the data we ask them to look at—structured and unstructured—and generate hypotheses, reasoned arguments and recommendations, along with a measure of the probability or confidence level of any recommendation generated. Cognitive systems have the potential to augment our ability to understand—and act upon—complex systems, such as enterprise systems or optimal work habits. Many organizations are struggling to draw meaningful conclusions from the unstructured data they already have, but cognitive represents a giant leap forward in addressing this challenge.
Cognitive computing is enabling a new class of products and services that sense, reason and learn about their users and the world around them. As cognitive computing becomes more embedded in consumer and enterprise systems, it has the potential to change how companies deliver products and services, engage and interact with customers, and how employees learn and make decisions. Applying advanced analytics and automation to predict potential issues and enable systems to be corrected proactively will enable businesses to keep employees productive and keep customers engaged.
SOURCE: THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE IN THE COGNITIVE ERA