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Cognitive Computing with IBM Watson

By : Rob High, Tanmay Bakshi
Book Image

Cognitive Computing with IBM Watson

By: Rob High, Tanmay Bakshi

Overview of this book

Cognitive computing is rapidly becoming a part of every aspect of our lives through data science, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI). It allows computing systems to learn and keep on improving as the amount of data in the system increases. This book introduces you to a whole new paradigm of computing – a paradigm that is totally different from the conventional computing of the Information Age. You will learn the concepts of ML, deep learning (DL), neural networks, and AI with the help of IBM Watson APIs. This book will help you build your own applications to understand, and solve problems, and analyze them as per your needs. You will explore various domains of cognitive computing, such as NLP, voice processing, computer vision, emotion analytics, and conversational systems. Equipped with the knowledge of machine learning concepts, how computers do their magic, and the applications of these concepts, you’ll be able to research and apply cognitive computing in your projects.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

The future of AI

When thinking about the future of AI, it is important to take stock of where we are. Throughout the course of this book, we have tried to make it clear that the vast majority of the capabilities in AI today are centered on recognition and classification tasks. That, in itself, is profound—representing the first thing any human does in any situation that requires reasoning.

However, just because you can recognize something and classify it doesn't mean that you truly understand its nature, its mechanics, its potential, or any number of other things that are important when reasoning about that thing. Likewise, recognition is a far cry from being able to reason deeply about a subject, or create new plans for tackling a problem, or imagining something that has never been created before. Additionally, none of these equates to the deeper motivations of emotion, such as guilt, happiness, frustration, anger, or love. All of these are aspects of human intelligence that we take for...