Smart Machines - IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing


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This book burnt a hole in my pocket and unfortunately did not deliver much. If you want to know amazing things IBM is doing you can look at it. Most of the time it looked like marketing material on IBM. And when it was not, it was talking in general about next generation computing – distributed, cognitive and big data oriented. One thing that came out clear was that while IBM advertises “Watson” as a system – it’s actually an umbrella of AIML and Big data algorithms that need to be programmed to work on a case by case basis. It also talks about how IBM solved problems with working and moving large amounts of data. You can probably read it cover to cover on a flight and get the lingo to speak in an IT conference.

John E. Kelly III
Steve Hamm
Machine Learning