cognitive-computing

Innovation avenue to cognitive cities

Imagine a city that is personalized, seamless, and citizen-driven. An innovation is paving the road for this vision. And this innovation is already all around us. A new mobile app allowing citizens to report new graffiti or broken street lights. An e-voting solution making voting for city council more convenient and secured. A blockchain solution […]

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The Power of Social Media Analytics and Cognitive Computing

Deeper Insights from Social Media Using Cognitive Computing   IBM BlueTAS training at GEOINT 2017 | June 6 | 2 – 4 p.m. CDT Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center – River Level 007B | San Antonio   What if…unstructured data, such as social media sentiment, could be parsed and analyzed to reveal actionable insights in […]

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Customs in the cognitive era (part 1)

Norbert Kouwenhoven and I are writing an article about how cognitive computing can transform the way customs agencies supervise international merchandise trade. Over the next couple of months I plan to post a series of blog posts about customs in the cognitive era as we finalise the article. In part 1, we look at cognitive […]

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The Future of Public Transportation is Autonomous and Cognitive

Imagine a world where the use of public transportation is as easy as one click on your mobile phone. Many commuters already expect it today. This future of transportation is connected to citizen driven Mobility as a Service, where autonomous vehicles supported by cognitive technology will provide a strong foundation for these new mobility services. Autonomous […]

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A cognitive approach to social programs

As governments seek to improve the effectiveness of social programs, a persistent challenge is the multi-faceted nature of the problems facing children, families, and individuals. Addressing these challenges effectively requires sharing information across traditional departmental boundaries, and doing so in a timely manner. Pulling the right information together is so difficult and takes so long […]

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Using Cognitive and Blockchain to drive innovation at the border

Cognitive Computing and Blockchain were areas of focus as officials representing customs, border security and immigration agencies from around the globe met in New York City as part of the 2016 CIBM Executive Forum (#2016CIBM). This year the forum focused on how agencies could leverage developments like cognitive computing and blockchain to drive innovation out […]

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Cognitive “Thoughts”

IBM successfully took up the challenge of winning the “Jeopardy!” game show to quickly answer a variety of questions that used idioms, word plays, metaphors, and other oddities of the English language that I, as a mechanical engineer by training, am challenged to even name.  I was impressed with the Watson cognitive approach using Natural […]

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Experimenting with Cognitive Computing in Government

Everyone is talking about cognitive computing and how it will change the ability of organisations to get strategic advantage from massive – and growing – amounts of structured and unstructured data available to them. But it’s less clear how to start . . .  Up to now, cognitive solutions have often been large, complex and prohibitively expensive […]

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Outthinking CyberThreats with Cognitive Technology

CyberSecurity has emerged as a top priority to all organizations – both in the public and private sector.  It is estimated that there are over 200,000 daily cyberattacks, corresponding to a 40% annual increase in the number of detected security incidents. The rapid increase in the number of globally connected devices is not expected to […]

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Cognitive Computing: Transforming Security in Cyberspace

As the world’s technology continues to rapidly advance over time, it’s clear that the reliance upon cyberspace will increase as well.  This has given rise to progressively complex cyber threats across the information processing realm – becoming increasingly more serious and frequent to every industry (40% increase in reported data breaches and incidents)  – and […]

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Big Data, Watson, and Cognitive Computing: Improving Education and Regional Competitiveness

In the United States during 2013, nearly 20% of high school seniors did not graduate – stressing the ability of regions looking to thrive and prosper via an Economic Vitality agenda.  As we have seen, societies with world class education systems produce highly skilled workforces and become attractive places for businesses looking to thrive – […]

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Mission: Possible! – New IBV study on the future of cognitive in government

Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. First movers in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology and its potential to transform government is enormous. Already, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in […]

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