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AI that can tell you how to vote - 'Nigel' knows what's best for you - Computer Business Review

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Scientists from Kimera Systems have developed a robot that will be able to help users make political decisions. The robot named'Nigel' uses artificial intelligence (AI) to become aware of its user's life and utilise the information by offering advice to user's including how to vote. Unlike other AI robots Nigel programmes itself as it goes, rather than teach itself how to perform and effectively carry out tasks. The newly developed AI system is aware of personal needs and understands their day-to-day routines and the activities they carry out.


Cognitive computing provides for no-touch banking automated solutions

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This means take the most frequent questions and requests that a bank receives, employ a cognitive process automation (CPA) system that can respond and answer these requests, and reserve human intervention for the more complex tasks. Once CPA is implemented, employees can focus on more individualized, complex tasks that require human engagement, instead of the mundane day-to-day repetitive requests. Thanks to cognitive banking, banks are providing the personalized and streamlined experience that their customers have been demanding. At the same time, financial institutions are reducing costs and risk, while their workforce are now able to focus on higher-value and quality customer focused interactions – which is quite an improvement from 2000 BC.


IBM: 50% of global CEOs plan to adopt cognitive computing by 2019

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The study also found more than 70% of CEOs believe cognitive computing will be a significant factor in their organizations' future. Respondents indicated their first priorities will be to apply cognitive computing in specific business functions including information technology, sales, information security and innovation, according to IBM. Clearly, companies see the potential in cognitive computing. Companies like IBM will likely help this effort by offering products to more easily tap the potential of cognitive computing.


Artificial intelligence: coming soon to a service near you

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The prospect of lower costs and bigger markets is driving the adoption of AI in retail banking and wealth management, writes Aggie Anthimidou. Its potential to sift and analyse the vast volumes of data that banking generates to give a competitive edge, increase transparency and bring down costs. AI will also open up wealth management services to a bigger market – to the mass affluent for example – driving revenue and profit growth. AI will bring down the costs of providing a tailored service, through customer data analysis by a computer, making it possible to help far more people.


What to Do and Not to Do With Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing

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As talk of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing swirls in the marketplace, hype explodes, followed by disappointment and eventually, rationalized expectation. This session separates fact from hype and science fiction, investigates viable product categories, applications and use cases that can drive business results today, and finally, provides solution roadmap alternatives.


Philosophy and the Sciences: Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Sciences Coursera

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Scientific research across the cognitive sciences has raised pressing questions for philosophers. The goal of this course is to introduce you to some of the main areas and topics at the key juncture between philosophy and the cognitive sciences. We will explain the science behind each topic in a simple, non-technical way, while also addressing the philosophical and conceptual questions arising from it. Learning objectives Gain a fairly well-rounded view on selected areas and topics at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences Understand some key questions, and conceptual problems arising in the cognitive sciences.



The CIO in a Cognitive Computing Environment

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Unlike past advancements that largely brought more speed and performance to well-established infrastructure, cognitive computing promises an entirely new data ecosystem. By an almost two-to-one margin, CIOs at digitally enabled organizations are leading the development of new business strategies, and these companies are four times more likely to invest in cognitive automation than organizations where the CIO is not leading the transition process. For example, its ability to manage unstructured data analysis can vastly improve IT support services and daily infrastructure management by enhancing efficiency and delivering successful outcomes to users. Cognitive computing will elevate the CIO's role from what is essentially a technical support position to a core business asset.


Super-intelligence and eternal life: transhumanism's faithful follow it blindly into a future for the elite

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The rapid development of so-called NBIC technologies – nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science – are giving rise to possibilities that have long been the domain of science fiction. DARPA (the US defence department responsible for developing military technologies), which is attempting to create "metabolically dominant soldiers", is a clear example of how vested interests of a particular social system could determine the development of radically powerful transformative technologies that have destructive rather than Utopian applications. He says we face a Bermuda Triangle of extinction: radical technological power, liberal democracy and our moral nature. But Savulescu neglects to situate our moral failings within their wider cultural, political and economic context, instead believing that solutions lie within our biological make up.


What is Cognitive Computing? -- GadgTecs.com

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Along with Machine Learning and Semantics technology, Cognitive Computing has given renewed impetus to Artificial Intelligence processes and has brought unique advantages to the business world and the general user. Cognitive computing can recognize human language and speech to make sense of human behaviour and offer intelligent solutions for businesses of any kind. Cogito is an excellent example of a cognitive technology software offered by companies such as Expert System, and comprises all the necessary algorithms and application modules that have a high degree of technological compatibility with various systems. By sifting through all the available data on the world wide web, and the whole gamut of resources such as consumer blogs, social media, virtual libraries, professional websites, and more, AI delivers a competitive advantage for small business especially which can gain a jump start in a crowded and competitive market that is unfortunately in large part controlled by the monopoly of big tech/AI/IT/Cloud giants.