Is Machine Learning the Only Game in Cognitive Town?
– New fields almost always go through phases of hype and confusion, and cognitive computing is a case in point. Cognitive computing refers to a new generation of systems that are able to learn from observation, make intelligent decisions, and interact more naturally with humans.
An essential technology that makes these three steps possible is natural language processing (NLP), both as a source of insights (for example, scientific insights extracted from research publications, customer insights from social media and surveys, or competitive insights from news) as well as a medium for interacting with humans.
But seemingly due to vendors’ excessive reliance on novelty as a source of differentiation, this particular area has offered compulsive attention to machinelearning approaches, creating confusion and a risk of deep disillusionment.
Read the article by Daniel Mayer, CEO, Expert System Enterprise