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6 months 3 weeks ago
BUY Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time, told by one of our best technology writers. Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted…

7 months 1 week ago
Image credit: iStock By Kate Levchuk  |  September 11, 2018  |  CogWorld on FORBES Somehow we found ourselves in times when more, bigger, faster and more profitable is always best. And, most surprisingly, it is also right and commendable. This is a world where social media uses us as a product to shape our thoughts and preferences, and influences the outcomes of major political campaigns. This world holds some of the brightest human beings on the verge of a nervous break down because they feel compelled…

9 months ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  July 10, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Clearly for many companies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the range of Cognitive Technologies are strategic to their businesses and organizations. Indeed, for many companies, AI is as fundamentally important to their long-term well being as their IT organizations and finances. So, if you have a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in charge of all the information and IT-operation activities in the…

10 months ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  June 21, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica The recent demonstration of Google Duplex by CEO Sundar Pichai has grabbed the world's attention. The demo shows a pre-recorded, and supposedly realtime, interaction between an experimental Google voice assistant, called Google Duplex, interacting with a receptionist at a hair salon and having a back-and-forth conversation to book an appointment. Other demos linked on the Google Duplex blog page show…

10 months ago
Photo credit: Mario Tama/Getty BREAKING NEWS.. AT THE INTERSECTION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & HEALTHCARE By Michael Spencer  |  June 18, 2018  We know that artificial intelligence will transform healthcare as we know it. It’s science fiction come alive here, as Google AI can help doctors predict when patients might die. The AI is now better at predicting death than hospitals.  Google’s Medical Brain team is now training its AI to predict the death risk among hospital patients, and there’s lots…

10 months 4 weeks ago
By Ron Schmelzer  |  May 25, 2018Columnist Ron Schmelzer is Senior Analyst and Founder at Cognilytica Ever since the launch of Amazon’s Echo device in 2014, its seems that every month brings a new development in dedicated devices that process voice commands and perform actions. However, what exactly are these devices? The popular media calls them “smart speakers” or “voice assistants” or “intelligent personal assistants”, but these words describe very different concepts. A smart speaker conjures up a…

11 months 2 weeks ago
By Vivek Wadhwa  |  May 7, 2018Luminary Columnist Vivek Wadhwa is an American technology entrepreneur and academic Just four years ago I was a cheerleader. Social media was supposed to be the great hope for democracy. I know because I told the world so. I said in 2014 that no-one could predict where this revolution would take us. My conclusion was dusted with optimism: a better connected human race would find a way to better itself. I was only half right: nobody could indeed have predicted where we have…

1 year 11 months ago
By Vivek Wadhwa  |  Source: wadhwa.com It is a warm autumn morning, and I am walking through downtown Mountain View, Calif., when I see it. A small vehicle that looks like a cross between a golf cart and a Jetson-esque, bubble-topped spaceship glides to a stop at an intersection. Someone is sitting in the passenger seat, but no one seems to be sitting in the driver seat. How odd, I think. And then I realize I am looking at a Google car. The technology giant is headquartered in Mountain View, and the…

1 year 11 months ago
Original COGNITIVE WORLD publication date May, 2017 We all chafe against the brittleness of SIRI, Alexa, Google… every day.  They’re so incredibly useful and yet so incredibly… well, stupid, at the same time.  For instance: Me to Google: How tall was the President of the United States when Donald Trump was born? Google to me: 37 million hits, none of which (okay, I didn’t really read through all of them) tell me the answer.  Almost all of them tell me that the Donald was born on June 14, 1946. Me to…