An executive's guide to cognitive computing

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Sethi describes a cognitive analytics application in a health care setting: Imagine you walk into the emergency room with red eyes and a fever. Cognitive systems in a triage room can analyze your vitals, correlate them with your medical and travel histories, and predict with accuracy whether you have the common flu, the Zika virus or some other illness. As this health care example illustrates, cognitive technologies are able to understand the world around us, read signs and understand what's happening – but in a highly focused context to complete a narrow but important task. "The goal of many cognitive systems is to provide assistance to humans without human assistance," says Schabenberger. "But it is important to think about who is being assisted by automated systems." In the health care example above, the doctor and nurse are being assisted as much as the patient.


A Bayesian Model of Pedagogical Reasoning

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Much of learning and reasoning occurs in pedagogical situations - situations in which teachers choose examples with the goal of having a learner infer the concept the teacher has in mind. In this paper, we present a model of teaching and learning in pedagogical settings which predicts what examples teachers should choose and what learners should infer given a teachers' examples. We present experimental results affirming the predictions of the pedagogical model and discuss future directions. Much of human learning and reasoning goes on in pedagogical settings. In schools, teachers impart their knowledge to students about mathematics, science, and literature through examples and problems.


How to Support Meta-Cognitive Skills for Finding and Correcting Errors?

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Meta-cognitive skills to be developed in learning for the 21st century is the detection and correction of errors in solutions. These meta-cognitive skills can help to detect errors the learner has made her/himself as well as errors others have made. Our investigations in learning from errors have the ultimate goal to adapt the selection and presentation to the learner so that he/she can better learn from erroneous examples others have made. In our experiments we found that (1) erroneous examples with help provision can promote students skill of find errors, (2) the benefit from erroneous examples depends on the relation between the student's level and the example's difficulty, i.e. if the student is prepared for the problem, (3) for many students it is very difficult to correct errors.


Rebooting AI: What reading and robots have in common

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Welcome to TechTalks' AI book reviews, a series of posts that explore the latest literature on AI. The media is rife with stories that warn of AI algorithms bringing people back from the dead, AI algorithms developing secret languages, mass technological unemployment, and a looming robot apocalypse. Movies and TV series like Her, The Circle and Westworld, which present a mystic portrayal of conscious machines and human-level AI being just around the corner. Rebooting AI is a refreshing read and a much-needed reality check on the current confusing state of artificial intelligence. Consider the following text, mentioned in Rebooting AI: "Elsie tried to reach her aunt on the phone, but she didn't answer."


Rebooting AI: What reading and robots have in common

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Welcome to TechTalks' AI book reviews, a series of posts that explore the latest literature on AI. The media is rife with stories that warn of AI algorithms bringing people back from the dead, AI algorithms developing secret languages, mass technological unemployment, and a looming robot apocalypse. Movies and TV series like Her, The Circleand Westworld,which present a mystic portrayal of conscious machines and human-level AI being just around the corner. Rebooting AI is a refreshing read and a much-needed reality check on the current confusing state of artificial intelligence. Consider the following text, mentioned in Rebooting AI: "Elsie tried to reach her aunt on the phone, but she didn't answer."