The pursuit of artificial intelligence (AI) has led to many technological developments that are accelerating as digital becomes the de facto way for businesses and individuals to interact and transact with one another. One AI-related area that promises to take the modern digital economy to the next level is the field of cognitive computing. Cognitive computing technologies can comprehend enormous amounts of data, apply reason, extract insights and continuously learn while interacting with people and fellow machines. They offer society an unparalleled opportunity to make smarter and more informed decisions.
It is time for enterprises to seriously evaluate various adoption avenues of cognitive computing technologies, if they are not doing so already. They need to balance investment, risk and exploratory goals to identify appropriate technologies. This white paper explores a number of use cases, technologies that are already making or poised to make an impact, and a point of view on how enterprises should prepare to make this vital evolutionary leap.