If you’ve been seeing the word “cognitive” a lot lately, you’re not alone.

And if you’re confused about exactly what it means from an IT and business perspective, you’re not alone in that either.To help provide some clarity around the cognitive concept and what it might mean for your organization, I’ve put together this primer.[ Roundup: TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe machine learning and deep learning frameworks. | Get a digest of the day’s cutting-edge tech stories in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. ]
What does ‘cognitive’ mean in the context of computing?
Cognitive computing uses technology and algorithms to automatically extract concepts and relationships from data, understand their meaning, and learn independently from data patterns and prior experience—extending what people or machines could do on their own, says Paul Roma, chief analytics officer at consulting firm Deloitte Consulting.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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