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Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Publication date October 15, 2013
Pages 147
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231168564
ISBN-10 023116856X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $22.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM's Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice.

In Smart Machines, John E. Kelly III, director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, a writer at IBM and a former business and technology journalist, introduce the fascinating world of "cognitive systems" to general audiences and provide a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making. They can help doctors evaluate and treat patients, augment the ways we see, anticipate major weather events, and contribute to smarter urban planning. Kelly and Hamm's comprehensive perspective describes this technology inside and out and explains how it will help us conquer the harnessing and understanding of "big data," one of the major computing challenges facing businesses and governments in the coming decades. Absorbing and impassioned, their book will inspire governments, academics, and the global tech industry to work together to power this exciting wave in innovation.

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9780231168564 | details & prices | 147 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.95
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